Old Graham Quarry, Scotts Valley (Miocene of the United States)

Where: Santa Cruz County, California (37.1° N, 122.0° W: paleocoordinates 36.5° N, 119.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Santa Margarita Formation, Tortonian (11.6 - 7.2 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; poorly lithified sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Fran Govean in 1998

Collection methods: salvage

• Collected by Fran Govean (Petra Paleontology) as part of mitigation work during construction of mini-storage facility.

Primary reference: F. A. Perry. 2000. And the results are... (Fossils salvaged during development of the Graham Quarry, Scotts Valley). Monterey Bay Paleontological Society Bulletin 4(3) [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 168017: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 12.04.2015

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Odontaspidida - Isuridae
"Isurus planus" = Oxyrhina plana
"Isurus planus" = Oxyrhina plana Agassiz 1856 mackerel shark
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Myliobatis sp. Cuvier 1816 eagle ray
 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
"Carcharocles megalodon" = Otodus megalodon
"Carcharocles megalodon" = Otodus megalodon Agassiz 1843 megalodon
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
"Isurus oxyrhinchus" = Isurus oxyrinchus, "Isurus hastalis" = Carcharodon hastalis
"Isurus oxyrhinchus" = Isurus oxyrinchus Rafinesque 1810 mako shark
"Isurus hastalis" = Carcharodon hastalis Agassiz 1843 white shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Odontaspis sp. Agassiz 1843 sand tiger shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Galeocerdo sp. Müller and Henle 1837 tiger shark
Carcharhinus sp. de Blainville 1816 requiem shark
 Carchariniformes - Hemigaleidae
Hemipristis serra Agassiz 1843 ground shark
 Labriformes - Labridae
Semicossyphus sp. Günther 1861 sheepshead
 Tetraodontiformes - Diodontidae
 Testudines - Dermochelyidae
Psephophorus sp. von Meyer 1847 leatherback
 Sirenia -
Sirenia indet. sirenian
"sea cows"
 Perissodactyla -
Desmostylia indet. Reinhart 1953 desmostylian
 Carnivora - Pinnipedia
Pinnipedia indet. pinniped
 Cetacea -
Cetacea indet. whale
"whales and dolphins"