Spencer Creek (Miocene of the United States)

Where: Lincoln County, Oregon (44.7° N, 124.1° W: paleocoordinates 44.5° N, 118.0° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Astoria Formation, Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; lithology not reported

• warm water, sublittoral basin

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: E. L. Packard and R. Kellogg. 1934. A new cetothere from the Miocene Astoria Formation of Newport, Oregon. Contributions to Palaeontology Carnegie Institution of Washington 3-62 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 60339: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 10.05.2006, edited by Patricia Holroyd

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Dermochelyidae
"? Psephophorus oregonensis n. sp." = Egyptemys oregonensis2
"? Psephophorus oregonensis n. sp." = Egyptemys oregonensis2 Packard 1940 leatherback
 Perissodactyla - Desmostylidae
"Desmostylus hesperus" = Desmostylus hesperus1, "Desmostylus cymatias" = Desmostylus hesperus
"Desmostylus hesperus" = Desmostylus hesperus1 Marsh 1888 desmostylian
"Desmostylus cymatias" = Desmostylus hesperus Marsh 1888 desmostylian
 Mysticeti - Cetotheriidae
Cetotheriidae indet. Brandt 1872 whale