Nunes Ranch 1 (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as UCMP V6930

Where: Marin County, California (38.1° N, 123.0° W: paleocoordinates 38.0° N, 120.9° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

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

• Barnes (1977) notes that this collection is from the Almejas Formation, while the UCMP database states that it is from the Drakes Bay.

Environment/lithology: marine; glauconitic sandstone

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 75783: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 29.10.2007

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Carnivora - Odobenidae
cf. Dusignathus santacruzensis Kellogg 1927 walrus
 Odontoceti -
Scaldicetus sp. Du Bus 1867 toothed whale
UCMP 83371, 83372