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A New Crab (Brachyura: Cancridae) from Lower Miocene Rocks of the Northwestern Olympic Peninsula, Washington
Ross E. Berglund and James L. Goedert
Journal of Paleontology
Vol. 70, No. 5 (Sep., 1996), pp. 830-835
Published by: Paleontological Society
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1306484
Page Count: 6
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Lower Miocene rocks of the uppermost part of the Pysht Formation and the overlying Clallam Formation on the Olympic Peninsula, Washington have yielded rare fossils of a small crab, Cancer (Metacarcinus) starri, new species. This is the second lower Miocene record of the genus Cancer and the oldest of the subgenus Metacarcinus.
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