Drakes Estero 1 (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as UCMP V3319

Where: Marin County, California (38.0° N, 122.9° W: paleocoordinates 37.9° N, 119.8° W)

• coordinate based on unpublished field data

When: Purisima Formation, Tortonian (11.6 - 7.2 Ma)

• Barnes (1977) states that the formation here is the Drakes Bay Formation. The UCMP collections database identifies it as the Purisima Formation.

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; lithology not reported

• strong influence of physical processes (waves, etc.)

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the UCMP

Primary reference: L. G. Barnes. 1977. Outline of eastern North Pacific fossil cetacean assemblages. Systematic Zoology 25(4):321-343 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 75780: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 29.10.2007

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Mysticeti - Balaenidae
Balaenula sp. Van Beneden 1872 right whale
UCMP 29852
 Delphinoidea - Monodontidae
Delphinapterinae indet. Gill 1871 toothed whale
UCMP 94717