Drakes Bay 2 (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as UCMP V6858

Where: Marin County, California (38.0° N, 123.0° W: paleocoordinates 37.9° N, 120.9° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Drakes Bay Member (Purisima Formation), Messinian (7.2 - 5.3 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

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 75782: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 29.10.2007

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Balaenopteroidea - Balaenopteridae
Balaenoptera sp. Lacépède 1804 rorqual
UCMP 81001