Also known as USGS #18983; Field #S25
Where: Orange County, California (33.9° N, 117.7° W: paleocoordinates 37.5° N, 98.2° W)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Silverado Formation, Thanetian (59.2 - 56.0 Ma)
• The type section suggests a thickness of around 350 m for the Silverado Formation, which lies unconformably upon the Late Cretaceous Williams Formation and Ladd Formation, and is overlain unconformably by the Santiago Formaton. The Silverado Formation is given a Paleocene age on the basis of macrofauna (sparse index taxa), but more finely assigned by McCulloh et al. (2000) to the Martinez stage = Thanetian. Calcareous nannoplankton zone CP7-CP; Planktonic foraminifera zone P4-P5; Ynezian foram zone. The Silverado Formation is correlative to the lower-middle Santa Susana Formation. From uppermost marine fossiliferous part of formation.
• bed-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: marine; fine-grained, medium sandstone
Size class: macrofossils
Reposited in the USGS
Collection methods: quarrying,
• Collected by J.E. Schoelhamer. Material likely to be reposited in USGS Menlo Park collections or USNM.
Primary reference: J. E. Schoellhamer, J. G. Vedder, R. F. Yerkes and D. M. Kinney. 1981. Geology of the Northern Santa Ana Mountains, California. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 420(D):1-109 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/R. McClees-Funinan]more details
Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis
PaleoDB collection 52596: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 11.08.2005
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