Salt Creek (SC 1922) (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: Shasta County, California (40.7° N, 122.3° W: paleocoordinates 43.4° N, 84.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Chico Formation, Turonian (93.9 - 89.8 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; gray sandstone

• gray sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by E.S. Gohre

Primary reference: J. F. Parham, R. P. Hilton, and E. S. Gohre. 2003. The oldest turtle from California and other new records of Late Cretaceous sea turtles from the Chico Formation. PaleoBios 23(1):24-28 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 137836: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 22.12.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Protostegidae
Protostegidae indet. Cope 1873 sea turtle
VRT 46 (partial left humerus)