Locality D-1055 - Reef Ridge (Temblor Formation) (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as D-1055

Where: California (35.9° N, 120.2° W: paleocoordinates 34.9° N, 114.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Temblor Formation, Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)

• From top of same massive silty sandstone bed as D-1054, about 20 ft stratigraphically above D-1054. From faunizone A (for that reason assigned an early Miocene age).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; fine-grained, brown, silty sandstone

• Deposited in partially enclosed bay. The fauna has a preponderance of shallow-water forms and many of the genera are characteristic of tropical or subtropical climate.
• Massive silty sandstone.

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the UMMP

Collection methods: quarrying,

• Collected by Adegoke. Collections reposited in UCMP.

Primary reference: O.S. Adegoke. 1969. Stratigraphy and paleontology of the marine Neogene formations of the Coalinga region, California. University of California Publications in Geological Sciences 80 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 44897: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 19.09.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Exhaustive for mollusca
 Cardiida - Corbiculidae
Corbicula dumblei Anderson 1905 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Dosinia (Dosinidia) margaritana Wiedey 1928 venus clam
Amiantis sp. Carpenter 1863 venus clam
doubtful determination
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
"Psammotreta (Florimetis) biangulata" = Psammotreta (Leporimetis) obesa
"Psammotreta (Florimetis) biangulata" = Psammotreta (Leporimetis) obesa Deshayes 1855 tellin clam
doubtful determination
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Trachycardium sp. Mörch 1853 cockle
doubtful determination
 Clypeasteroida - Echinarachniidae