Locality D-1076 - Coalinga Anticlina (Temblor Formation) (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as D -1076

Where: Frensno County, California (36.3° N, 120.4° W: paleocoordinates 35.6° N, 116.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• From the lowest three sandstone ledges cropping out on hill. Each ledge is approx. 2.5 feet thick and separated from others by variable intervals of silty sandstone. Total thickness of around 30 ft. From faunizone B (zone 3) (for that reason assigned an middle Miocene age).

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; gray, white, calcareous 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.
• Gray-white, calcareous 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 44980: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 25.09.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Exhaustive for echinodermata and mollusca. Key to abundance: c=common; f=few; r=rare.
 Arcida - Arcidae
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Aequipecten andersoni Arnold 1906 scallop
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
"Mytilus mathewsoni" = Crenomytilus mathewsoni
"Mytilus mathewsoni" = Crenomytilus mathewsoni Gabb 1869 mussel
Subspecies: Mytilus mathewsoni expansus
 Cardiida - Mactridae
""Spisula" (Mactromeris) albaria" = Mactromeris albaria, Pseudocardium densatum
""Spisula" (Mactromeris) albaria" = Mactromeris albaria Conrad 1848 clam
Pseudocardium densatum Conrad 1856 clam
Subspecies: Pseudocardium densatum minor
 Cardiida - Ungulinidae
"Diplodonta harfordi" = Felaniella (Felaniella) harfordi
"Diplodonta harfordi" = Felaniella (Felaniella) harfordi Anderson 1905 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Chione (Chionopsis) temblorensis Anderson 1905 venus clam
"Dosinia (Dosinidia) mathewsoni" = Dosinia venus clam
Dosinia (Dosinidia) margaritana Wiedey 1928 venus clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Macoma nasuta Conrad 1837 tellin clam
Macoma panzana Wiedey 1928 tellin clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Miltha sanctaecrucis" = Miltha (Miltha) sanctaecrucis Arnold 1910 clam
Lucinoma acutilineata Conrad 1849 clam
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
Nuculana ochsneri pointed nut clam
 Clypeasteroida - Echinarachniidae