Stanford Locality (USGS M1217) (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as USGS M1217

Where: Santa Barbara County, California (34.6° N, 119.4° W: paleocoordinates 34.1° N, 116.6° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: lower Member (Santa Margarita Formation), Tortonian (11.6 - 7.2 Ma)

• lower white sandstone member, = Clarendonian LMA, =Tortonian (=Sarmatian) stage of Europe

Environment/lithology: marine; white sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Reposited in the USGS

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: L. G. Barnes. 1978. A review of Lophocetus and Liolithax and their relationships to the delphinoid family Kentriodontidae (Cetacea: Odontoceti). Bulletin of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 28:1-35 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 46071: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 29.12.2004

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Perissodactyla - Paleoparadoxiidae
Paleoparadoxia tabatai Tokunaga 1939 desmostylian
 Odontoceti -
Lophocetus repenningi n. sp. Barnes 1978 toothed whale