CSUN Loc. 976 [Juncal Fm] (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Ventura County, California (34.8° N, 119.2° W: paleocoordinates 35.5° N, 105.1° W)

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Juncal Formation, Lutetian (47.8 - 41.3 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: transition zone or lower shoreface; poorly lithified, lag, argillaceous siltstone and poorly lithified sandstone

• the juncal formation in northern lockwood valley is 605 m thick and consists predominantly of muddy siltstone with minor amounts of sandstone and scattered lenses with fossils. lenses are fine to coarse sandstones representing storm lag deposits.

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the LACM

Collection methods: bulk,

• Samples were taken for microfossil (nannos and planktonic forams) collections, but all were barren.

Primary reference: R. L. Squires. 1988. Eocene Macropaleontology of Northern Lockwood Valley, Ventura County, California. Contributions in Science (Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County) 398:1-23 [A. Miller/K. Layou]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 5529: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Karen Layou on 11.10.1999

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Taxonomic list

 Arcida - Glycymerididae
Glycymeris sagittata Gabb 1864 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Pitar joaquinensis Vokes 1939 venus clam
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella andersoni Dickerson 1916 turret shell