Reynard Way and Curlew Street (Pliocene of the United States)

Also known as LACM 1070

Where: San Diego County, California (32.7° N, 117.2° W: paleocoordinates 32.6° N, 116.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: San Diego Formation, Piacenzian (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

• middle Pliocene to early late Pliocene

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; gray, yellow sandstone

• soft yellow and gray sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: L. G. Barnes. 1973. Pliocene cetaceans of the San Diego Formation, San Diego, California. Studies on the Geology and Geologic Hazards of the Greater San Diego Area, California 37-42 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 46067: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 28.12.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Charadriiformes - Panalcidae
Mancalla californiensis4 Lucas 1901 auk
Mancalla milleri n. sp.3 Howard 1970 shorebird
 Gaviiformes - Gaviidae
Gavia howardae n. sp.2 Brodkorb 1953 loon
 Mysticeti -
Mysticeti indet. whale
possibly allied to primitive Miocene cetotheres
 Balaenopteroidea - Balaenopteridae
Balaenopteridae indet. Gray 1864 rorqual
 Odontoceti -
Odontoceti indet. toothed whale
unidentified periotics
 Odontoceti - Platanistidae
Platanistidae indet.1 Gray 1846 toothed whale
LACM 58900, closely resembles Platanista gangetica
 Delphinoidea - Delphinidae
Delphinidae indet. Gray 1821 dolphin
Stenella or Delphinus
 Delphinoidea - Monodontidae
Delphinapterinae indet. Gill 1871 toothed whale
 Odontoceti - Lipotidae
""Stenodelphis" sternbergi" = Parapontoporia sternbergi
""Stenodelphis" sternbergi" = Parapontoporia sternbergi Gregory and Kellogg 1927 toothed whale