McKittrick asphalt, site 3 (LACMIP 260), 2 feet depth (Holocene of the United States)

Where: California (35.3° N, 119.6° W: paleocoordinates 35.3° N, 119.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

• Pierce's sites 3 and 4 are younger than UCMP localities; all radiocarbon dates are in the range of 5-8 ka BP.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: tar; poorly lithified tar

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original chitin

Collected by Pierce in 1945; reposited in the LACM

Primary reference: W. D. Pierce. 1949. Fossil arthropods of California 17. The silphid burying beetles in the asphalt deposits. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 48:55-70 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 161532: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 07.09.2014

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Coleoptera - Silphidae
"Nicrophorus mckittricki n. sp." = Nicrophorus marginatus
"Nicrophorus mckittricki n. sp." = Nicrophorus marginatus Fabricius 1801 carrion beetle
 Coleoptera - Tenebrionidae
"Parasida mckittricki" = Stenomorpha (Stenomorpha) mckittricki
"Parasida mckittricki" = Stenomorpha (Stenomorpha) mckittricki Pierce 1954 darkling beetle
LACM S9060