Locality D-1056 - Reef Ridge (Temblor Formation) (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as D-1056

Where: Frensno County, 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)

• Locality is approx. 20 ft below the lower oyster bed of locality D-1057. From faunizone A (zone 2) (for that reason assigned an early Miocene age).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; 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.
• Lithology not listed but is most likely a 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 44923: 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.
 Arcida - Arcidae
Anadara sp. Gray 1847 ark
doubtful determination
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Modiolus ynezianus Arnold 1908 mussel
Subspecies: Modiolus ynezianus garzaensis
 Cardiida - Mactridae
""Spisula" (Mactromeris) albaria" = Mactromeris albaria, ""Spisula" abbotti" = Mactromeris abbotti, "Mactra sectoris" = Mactromeris sectoris
""Spisula" (Mactromeris) albaria" = Mactromeris albaria Conrad 1848 clam
""Spisula" abbotti" = Mactromeris abbotti Wiedey 1928 clam
"Mactra sectoris" = Mactromeris sectoris Anderson and Martin 1914 clam
doubtful determination
 Cardiida - Veneridae
"Dosinia (Dosinidia) mathewsoni" = Dosinia, Dosinia (Dosinidia) margaritana
"Dosinia (Dosinidia) mathewsoni" = Dosinia venus clam
doubtful determination
Dosinia (Dosinidia) margaritana Wiedey 1928 venus clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Tellina sp. Linnaeus 1758 tellin clam
Tellina wilsoni Anderson and Martin 1914 tellin clam
doubtful determination
 Cardiida - Semelidae
Semele morani Anderson and Martin 1914 clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Lucinoma acutilineata Conrad 1849 clam
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
Nuculana ochsneri pointed nut clam