San Luis Obispo, 7 miles east (Miocene of the United States)

Where: California (35.3° N, 120.5° W: paleocoordinates 34.5° N, 116.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

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

• Temblor?

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone

• bituminous sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

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 159669: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 06.08.2014

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Perissodactyla - Desmostylidae
Desmostylus hesperus Marsh 1888 desmostylian