UCMP A-3214, Whitney Canyon (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: Stanislaus County, California (37.2° N, 121.1° W: paleocoordinates 43.3° N, 96.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Moreno Formation, Maastrichtian (72.1 - 66.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by A. Bennison in 1937; reposited in the UCMP

Primary reference: W. P. Elder and J. W. Miller. 1993. Map and checklists of Jurassic and Cretaceous macrofossil localities within the San Jose 1:100,000 Quadrangle, California, and discussion of paleontological results. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 93-503:1-49 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 185636: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 03.05.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Bivalvia
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
"Glycymeris (Glycymeris) aff. veatchii" = Axinaea veatchii
"Glycymeris (Glycymeris) aff. veatchii" = Axinaea veatchii Gabb 1864 clam
 Pectinida - Limidae
Lima sp. Bruguière 1797 file clam
 Pectinida - Anomiidae
Anomia sp. Linnaeus 1758 jingle
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
"Septifer sp." = Mytilus (Septifer)
"Septifer sp." = Mytilus (Septifer) Récluz 1848 mussel
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
Corbulidae indet. Lamarck 1818 clam
 Cardiida - Tancrediidae
Meekia (Meekia) sella Gabb 1864 clam
Gastropoda
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella chaneyi Merriam 1941 turret shell
 Trochoidea - Ataphridae
Echinoidea
 Cassiduloida - Cassidulidae
"Cassidulus" mercedensis Anderson 1958 sea urchin