Pillar Point, west (Oligocene of the United States)

Also known as LACM 6933

Where: Clallam County, Washington (48.2° N, 124.1° W: paleocoordinates 47.9° N, 115.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

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

• latest Oligocene to earliest Miocene; Prothero et al. (2001) places the Pysht in the early to late Oligocene

Environment/lithology: marine; siltstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Reposited in the LACM

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: L. G. Barnes and J. L. Goedert. 2001. Stratigraphy and paleoecology of Oligocene and Miocene desmostylian occurrences in Western Washington State, U.S.A. Bulletin of the Ashoro Museum of Paleontology 2:7-22 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 58963: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 01.03.2006

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Taxonomic list

 Perissodactyla -
? Kronokotherium sp. Pronina 1957 desmostylian