LACM 6202, Wilshire and Vermont (Miocene of the United States)

Where: Los Angeles County, California (34.1° N, 118.3° W: paleocoordinates 33.6° N, 115.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Yorba Member (Puente Formation), Tortonian (11.6 - 7.2 Ma)

• An integrated micropaleontological study of benthic foraminiferans, calcareous nannoplankton, and diatoms suggests that the fossiliferous levels of LACM locality 6202 can be referred to early late Miocene.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: submarine fan; lithified mudstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected in 1993; reposited in the LACM

Collection methods: quarrying, mechanical

Primary reference: G. Carnevale, T. W. Pietsch, G. T. Takeuchi and R. W. Huddleston. 2008. Fossil Ceratioid Anglerfishes (Teleostei: Lophiiformes) from the Miocene of the Los Angeles Basin, California. Journal of Paleontology 85(2):996-1008 [S. Peters/S. McMullen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 135888: authorized by Shanan Peters, entered by Sharon McMullen on 12.11.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Lophiiformes - Oneirodidae
Oneirodes sp. Lutken 1871 anglerfish
Leptacanthichthys gracilispinis Regan 1925 anglerfish
Chaenophryne melanorhabdus Regan and Trewavas 1932 anglerfish
 Lophiiformes - Linophrynidae
Borophryne apogon Regan 1925 anglerfish
Linophryne indica Brauer 1902 anglerfish