CAS 909 (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as Mendocino Coal Mine

Where: Mendocino County, California (39.7° N, 123.3° W: paleocoordinates 38.9° N, 119.0° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Briones Formation, Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• Temblor or Biones

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the CAS

Primary reference: V. L. VanderHoof. 1937. A study of the Miocene sirenian Desmostylus. University of California Publications in Geological Sciences 24(8):169-262 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 159596: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 05.08.2014

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Perissodactyla - Desmostylidae
Desmostylus hesperus Marsh 1888 desmostylian