Temple Hill, NE (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as LACMVP Loc. 7249

Where: Orange County, California (33.6° N, 117.8° W: paleocoordinates 32.9° N, 113.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

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

• early middle Miocene, Vaqueros-Temblor transition zone

Environment/lithology: marine; gray, green limestone and gray, calcareous sandstone

• greenish grey, yellowish-brown stained coquina lens within massive buff to gray limey sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Reposited in the LACM

Primary reference: D. P. Domning. 1978. Sirenian evolution in the North Pacific Ocean. University of California Publications in Geological Sciences 118:1-176 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 52180: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 29.07.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella inezana turret shell
 Trochoidea - Tegulidae
Tegula sp. Lesson 1835 snail
 Perissodactyla - Desmostylidae
Desmostylus hesperus Marsh 1888 desmostylian
 Perissodactyla - Paleoparadoxiidae
Paleoparadoxia sp. Reinhart 1959 desmostylian
 Sirenia - Dugongidae
Dioplotherium allisoni Kilmer 1965 dugong