Locality B-7085 - Coalinga Anticline (Temblor Formation) (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as B-7085

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

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

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

• Collection from a "button" bed near the top of the hill. From faunizone B (zone 3) (for that reason assigned an middle 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.
• No lithological data reported, but probably 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 44988: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 26.09.2004

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 (Scapharca) obispoana" = Scapharca, Anadara (Anadara) osmonti
"Anadara (Scapharca) obispoana" = Scapharca clam
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Aequipecten andersoni Arnold 1906 scallop
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
"Ostrea ashleyi" = Crassostrea ashleyi, "Ostrea atwoodii" = Ostrea (Ostrea) atwoodii
"Ostrea ashleyi" = Crassostrea ashleyi Hertlein 1943 oyster
"Ostrea atwoodii" = Ostrea (Ostrea) atwoodii Gabb 1866 oyster
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
"Mytilus mathewsoni" = Crenomytilus mathewsoni
"Mytilus mathewsoni" = Crenomytilus mathewsoni Gabb 1869 mussel
 Pholadida - Myidae
Mya (Arenomya) fujiei softshell clam
 Cardiida - Mactridae
"Mactra sectoris" = Mactromeris sectoris, "Pseudocardium panzanum" = Spisula (Pseudocardium)
"Mactra sectoris" = Mactromeris sectoris Anderson and Martin 1914 clam
"Pseudocardium panzanum" = Spisula (Pseudocardium) clam
doubtful determination
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Chione sp. von Mühlfield 1811 venus clam
doubtful determination
Chione (Chionopsis) temblorensis Anderson 1905 venus clam
Dosinia (Dosinidia) margaritana Wiedey 1928 venus clam
Clementia (Egesta) pertenuis Gabb 1864 venus clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
"Psammotreta (Florimetis) biangulata" = Psammotreta (Leporimetis) obesa, "Macoma piercei" = Tellina (Olcesia) piercei, Macoma sp.
"Psammotreta (Florimetis) biangulata" = Psammotreta (Leporimetis) obesa Deshayes 1855 tellin clam
"Macoma piercei" = Tellina (Olcesia) piercei Arnold 1910 tellin clam
Macoma sp. Leach 1819 tellin clam
doubtful determination
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Miltha sanctaecrucis" = Miltha (Miltha) sanctaecrucis Arnold 1910 clam
Lucinoma acutilineata Conrad 1849 clam
 Paxillosida - Astropectinidae
Astropecten sp. Gray 1840 sea star
doubtful determination
 Clypeasteroida - Echinarachniidae