Dry Creek (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as SC 1612, SC 1613, SC 1614, UCMP V98117, UCMP V94002

Where: Butte County, California (39.6° N, 121.5° W: paleocoordinates 46.9° N, 90.2° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Chico Formation, Early/Lower Campanian (83.5 - 70.6 Ma)

• interpreted as early Campanian based on Baculites species (Parham and Stidham, 1999)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; siliciclastic sediments

• "glauconitic turbidites" in Parham and Stidham, 1999

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by E. Göhre, D.H. Steward and R.P. Hilton

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: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 137837: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 22.12.2012, edited by Patricia Holroyd

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Ammonitida - Baculitidae
Baculites chicoensis Trask 1856 ammonite
 Testudines -
Testudines indet. Batsch 1788 turtle
VRT41 (peripheral)
Chelonioidea indet. Baur 1893 sea turtle
VRT 48 (costal) and VRT 42 (peripheral)
 Testudines - Dermochelyidae
Dermochelyidae indet. Lydekker 1889 leatherback
 Testudines - Cheloniidae
Cheloniidae indet. Bonaparte 1832 sea turtle
VRT 44 (right ilium)