Cooper Center 02254 (Miocene of the United States)

Where: Orange County, California (33.8° N, 117.8° W: paleocoordinates 33.4° N, 115.3° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: La Vida Member (Puente Formation), Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Cooper Center: http://www.jdcoopercenter.org/paleocollections

Primary reference: C. Pimiento. 2014. Carcharocles megalodon unpublished collections from Natural History Museums around the world. [C. Jaramillo/C. Pimiento/C. Pimiento]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 162458: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Catalina Pimiento on 25.09.2014

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Odontaspidida - Isuridae
"Isurus planus" = Oxyrhina plana
"Isurus planus" = Oxyrhina plana Agassiz 1856 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
"Carcharocles megalodon" = Otodus megalodon
"Carcharocles megalodon" = Otodus megalodon Agassiz 1843 megalodon
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
"Isurus hastalis" = Carcharodon hastalis
"Isurus hastalis" = Carcharodon hastalis Agassiz 1843 white shark
Actinopteri
 Teleostei -
Teleostei indet. Müller 1846
Vertebra
Mammalia
 Perissodactyla - Desmostylidae
Desmostylus sp. Marsh 1888 desmostylian