LACMVP 5412 (Oligocene of the United States)

Also known as LACM IP 6295, UWBM C0667

Where: Clallam County, Washington (48.2° N, 123.9° W: paleocoordinates 47.8° N, 115.0° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Pysht Formation, Chattian (28.1 - 23.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: offshore; concretionary mudstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Reposited in the LACM

Collection methods: surface (in situ)

Primary reference: J. L. Goedert, R. L. Squires, and L. G. Barnes. 1995. Paleoecology of whale-fall habitats from deep-water Oligocene rocks, Olympic Peninsula, Washington state. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 118:151-158 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 45809: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 03.12.2004, edited by Carlos Peredo

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Olipicetus avitus n. gen. n. sp.2
LACM 149156 & LACM 126010
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
"? Idasola sp." = Idas
"? Idasola sp." = Idas Jeffreys 1876 mussel
 Lucinida - Thyasiridae
Thyasira ? peruviana Olsson 1931 clam
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
 Squaliformes - Somniosidae
Somniosus gonzalezi n. sp.3 Welton and Goedert 2016 sleeper shark
 Perissodactyla -
Behemotops proteus n. gen. n. sp.1
Behemotops proteus n. gen. n. sp.1 Domning et al. 1986 desmostylian
 Mysticeti -
 Odontoceti -
Olympicetus avitus n. gen. n. sp.2
Olympicetus avitus n. gen. n. sp.2 Vélez-Juarbe 2017 toothed whale