Locality D-1065 - Reef Ridge (Temblor Formation) (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as D-1065

Where: Frensno County, California (36.0° N, 120.2° W: paleocoordinates 34.9° N, 114.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• Collections made from a set of three sandstone ledges. From faunizone A (zone 2) (for that reason assigned an early Miocene age).

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithified, fine-grained, gray 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.
• Hard, light gray, fine-grained sandstone.

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the UCMP

Collection methods: quarrying,

• Collected by O. Adegoke. Collectetions reposited at 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 44912: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 20.09.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Exhaustive for echinodermata and mollusca. Key to abundance: c=common; f=few; r=rare.
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Modiolus veronensis mussel
Subspecies: Modiolus vernonensis temblorensis
Modiolus sp. Lamarck 1801 mussel
doubtful determination
Modiolus ynezianus Arnold 1908 mussel
Subspecies: Modiolus ynezianus garzaensis
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
Crassatella granti Wiedey 1928 clam
 Cardiida - Mactridae
""Spisula" (Mactromeris) albaria" = Mactromeris albaria, ""Spisula" cf. rushi" = Mactromeris rushi
""Spisula" (Mactromeris) albaria" = Mactromeris albaria Conrad 1848 clam
""Spisula" cf. rushi" = Mactromeris rushi Wagner and Schilling 1923 clam
 Cardiida - Ungulinidae
"Diplodonta buwaldana" = Diplodonta (Diplodonta) buwaldana, "Diplodonta harfordi" = Felaniella (Felaniella) harfordi
"Diplodonta buwaldana" = Diplodonta (Diplodonta) buwaldana Anderson and Martin 1914 clam
"Diplodonta harfordi" = Felaniella (Felaniella) harfordi Anderson 1905 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
"Dosinia (Dosinidia) mathewsoni" = Dosinia venus clam
doubtful determination
Dosinia (Dosinidia) margaritana Wiedey 1928 venus clam
Amiantis sp. Carpenter 1863 venus clam
doubtful determination
Tivela (Pachydesma) diabloensis Clark 1915 venus clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Lucinoma acutilineata Conrad 1849 clam