Locality D-1050 - Reef Ridge (Temblor Formation) (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as D-1050

Where: Frensno County, California (36.0° N, 120.2° W: paleocoordinates 35.2° N, 115.9° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Temblor Formation, Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• From thin caliche covered ledges interbedded with possly fossiliferous sandstone. Total interval is about 20 ft thick, and overlain by white, fine-grained sandstone. From faunizone B (zone 3) (for that reason assigned an middle Miocene age).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithified, shelly/skeletal 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.
• Fossiliferous 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 44937: 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.
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Aequipecten andersoni Arnold 1906 scallop
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Cardiida - Veneridae
"Dosinia sp." = Dosinia Scopoli 1777 venus clam
"Dosinia (Dosinidia) mathewsoni" = Dosinia venus clam
Dosinia (Dosinidia) margaritana Wiedey 1928 venus clam
Saxidomus vaquerosensis Arnold 1909 venus clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Tellina sp. Linnaeus 1758 tellin clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Miltha sanctaecrucis" = Miltha (Miltha) sanctaecrucis
"Miltha sanctaecrucis" = Miltha (Miltha) sanctaecrucis Arnold 1910 clam