Slip Point Lighthouse (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as UCMP V5761, LACM 5933

Where: Clallam County, Washington (48.3° N, 124.2° W: paleocoordinates 48.0° N, 116.9° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Clallam Formation, Aquitanian (23.0 - 20.4 Ma)

• early Miocene

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified shale and sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Reposited in the UCMP, USNM

Primary reference: C. Muizon. 1991. A new Ziphiidae (Cetacea) from the Early Miocene of Washington State (USA) and phylogenetic analysis of the major groups of odontocetes. Bulletin du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle. 4e Serie. Section C. Sciences de la Terre. Paleontologie, Geologie, Mineralogie 12(3-4):279-326 [M. Uhen/N. Pyenson/N. Pyenson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 45481: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Nick Pyenson on 25.10.2004, edited by Mark Uhen and Margot Nelson

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Slip Point fauna
Mammalia
 Perissodactyla - Desmostylidae
Desmostylus hesperus2 Marsh 1888 desmostylian
Desmostylus or Vanderhoofius
 Perissodactyla -
aff. Kronokotherium sp.1 Pronina 1957 desmostylian
 Carnivora - Ursidae
Kolponomos clallamensis n. gen. n. sp.4
Kolponomos clallamensis n. gen. n. sp.4 Stirton 1960 bear
 Odontoceti - Squalodelphinidae
Squalodelphinidae indet.3 Dal Piaz 1917 toothed whale
 Odontoceti - Squaloziphiidae
Squaloziphius emlongi n. gen. n. sp.
Squaloziphius emlongi n. gen. n. sp. Muizon 1991 toothed whale