Fossil Hill, Santa Monica Bay area (Pleistocene of the United States)

Also known as LACM 1024

Where: Los Angeles County, California (33.8° N, 118.7° W: paleocoordinates 33.8° N, 118.7° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; reef rocks

• carbonate rocks, mound structure

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: M. N. Georgieva, C. K. Paull, C. T. S. Little, M. McGann, D. Sahy, D. Condon, L. Lundsten, J. Pewsey, D. W. Caress and R. C. Vrijenhoek. 2019. Discovery of an Extensive Deep-Sea Fossil Serpulid Reef Associated with a Cold Seep, Santa Monica Basin, California. Frontiers in Marine Science 6 [W. Kiessling/M. Krause]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 200653: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 12.04.2019

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Taxonomic list

 Solemyida - Solemyidae
Acharax johnsoni Dall 1891 Awning Clam
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
"Nucula carlottensis" = Nucula (Lamellinucula) carlottensis
"Nucula carlottensis" = Nucula (Lamellinucula) carlottensis Dall 1897 nut clam
 Cardiida - Vesicomyidae
"Calyptogena sp." = Vesicomya (Calyptogena) Dall 1891 clam
"Phreagena soyoae" = Vesicomya (Calyptogena) clam
Pliocardia stearnsii Dall 1895 clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Lucinoma aequizonata Stearns 1890 clam
 Lucinida - Thyasiridae
Thyasira flexuosa Montagu 1803 clam
Axinopsida serricata Carpenter 1864 clam
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Delectopecten vancouverensis Whiteaves 1893 scallop
 Lepetellida - Lepetodrilidae
Lepetodrilus sp. McLean 1988 snail
 Lepetellida - Pyropeltidae
Pyropelta sp. McLean and Haszprunar 1987 snail
Pyropelta corymba McLean and Haszprunar 1987 snail
 Lepetellida - Fissurellidae
Puncturella rothi McLean 1984 puncturella
 Thecosomata - Cavoliniidae
Cavolinia uncinata dOrbigny 1835 snail
 Neomphalida - Peltospiridae
Depressigyra sp. Warén and Bouchet 1989 snail
 Neogastropoda - Raphitomidae
Pleurotomella sp. Verrill 1872 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Provannidae
Provanna sp. Dall 1918 snail
Provanna lomana Dall 1918 snail
Provanna laevis Waren and Ponder 1991 snail
 Patellida - Neolepetopsidae
Paralepetopsis sp. McLean 1990 limpet
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
? Laminatubus sp. Hove and Zibrowius 1986