Stone Canyon (Miocene of the United States)

Where: Monterey County, California (36.0° N, 120.5° W: paleocoordinates 35.1° N, 115.0° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• underlies coal strata in Stone Canyon. The sandstone-coal formation is a block lying between serpentines of Franciscan age.

Environment/lithology: deltaic; fine-grained, gray, green, calcareous sandstone and coal

• river dominated in the north, wave-dominated in the south; heavy sedimentation from river; some combination of wave- and river- forces at boundary

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Reposited in the UCMP

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: R. Kellogg. 1925. Fossil cetotheres from California. Contributions to Palaeontology from the Carnegie Institution of Washington 348(2):35-56 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 45496: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 26.10.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Mysticeti - Cetotheriidae
Cetotherium furlongi n. sp. Kellogg 1925 whale