New Cuyama, northwest ( of the United States)

Where: San Luis Obispo County, California (35.0° N, 119.8° W: paleocoordinates 33.6° N, 111.6° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Painted Rock Sandstone Member (Vaqueros Formation), Arikareean (30.8 - 20.4 Ma)

• early Miocene

Environment/lithology: marine; shelly/skeletal sandstone

• coquinoid bed

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: surface (float),

Primary reference: E. D. Mitchell and C. A. Repenning. 1963. The chronologic and geolographic range of desmostylians. Contributions in Science 78:1-20 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 59072: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 09.03.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Lyropecten miguelensis Arnold 1906 scallop
Mammalia
 Perissodactyla - Desmostylidae
Desmostylus cf. hesperus Marsh 1888 desmostylian