Skooner Gulch I (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as UCMP V75135

Where: Mendocino County, California (38.9° N, 123.7° W: paleocoordinates 34.5° N, 112.8° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Skooner Gulch Formation, Aquitanian (23.0 - 20.4 Ma)

• Miocene part of the Arikareean NALMA, possibly latest Oligocene

Environment/lithology: marine; coarse-grained sandstone

• massive, coarse to fine grained sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: J. M. Clark. 1991. A new early Miocene species of Paleoparadoxia (Mammalia: Desmostylia) from California. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 11(4):490-508 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 58899: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 28.02.2006, edited by Patricia Holroyd

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Taxonomic list

 Lamniformes - Megachasmidae
Megachasma applegatei3 Shimada et al. 2014 mackerel shark
 Perissodactyla - Desmostylidae
Desmostylus hesperus1 Marsh 1888 desmostylian
 Perissodactyla - Paleoparadoxiidae
"Paleoparadoxia weltoni n. sp." = Archaeoparadoxia weltoni
"Paleoparadoxia weltoni n. sp." = Archaeoparadoxia weltoni Clark 1991 desmostylian
 Carnivora -
Enaliarctos mealsi2 Mitchell and Tedford 1973 pinniped