Branch Canyon (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as USGS M1029

Where: Santa Barbara County, California (34.9° N, 119.7° W: paleocoordinates 34.1° N, 115.0° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Branch Canyon Formation, Barstovian (16.0 - 13.6 Ma)

• late Miocene

Environment/lithology: marine

Reposited in the USGS

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: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 59074: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 09.03.2006

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Taxonomic list

 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Lyropecten estrellanus" = Nodipecten estrellanus, "Aequipecten cf. pabloensis" = Pacipecten pabloensis, Lyropecten crassicardo
"Lyropecten estrellanus" = Nodipecten estrellanus Conrad 1856 scallop
"Aequipecten cf. pabloensis" = Pacipecten pabloensis Conrad 1857 scallop
Lyropecten crassicardo Conrad 1856 scallop
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
Agasoma sinuata true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
"Trophon" gillulyi murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Thaisidae
""Trophon" cf. carisaensis" = Chorus carisaensis
""Trophon" cf. carisaensis" = Chorus carisaensis Anderson 1905 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella carrisaensis Anderson and Martin 1914 turret shell
 Turbinoidea - Turbinidae
"Astraea cf. raymondi" = Astraea (Pomaulax) biangulata
"Astraea cf. raymondi" = Astraea (Pomaulax) biangulata Gabb 1866 snail
 Perissodactyla - Desmostylidae
Desmostylus hesperus Marsh 1888 desmostylian
 Clypeasteroida - Echinarachniidae