LACM locality 6908 (Miocene of the United States)

Where: Los Angeles County, California (40.0° N, 118.0° W: paleocoordinates 40.7° N, 115.1° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Yorba Member (Puente Formation), Miocene (23.0 - 5.3 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: submarine fan; diatomaceous shale and siltstone

• The specimen was found in finely laminated diatomaceous shale interbedded with siltstone and mudstone. Such a stratigraphic sequence originated at bathyal depths as part of a submarine fan (Critelli et al., 1995).

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Reposited in the LACM

Primary reference: G. Carnevale and T. W. Pietsch. 2009. The Deep-Sea Anglerfish Genus Acentrophryne (Teleostei, Ceratioidei, Linophrynidae) in the Miocene of California. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29(2):372-378 [S. Peters/S. McMullen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 135814: authorized by Shanan Peters, entered by Sharon McMullen on 10.11.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Lophiiformes - Linophrynidae
Acentrophryne sp. Regan 1926 anglerfish