VMW 65 (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Humbolt County, California (40.8° N, 123.9° W: paleocoordinates 40.7° N, 123.5° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Falor Formation, Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• early to middle Pleistocene

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; fine-grained, gray, calcareous sandstone

• gray fine-grained calcareous sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: VMW, Sierra College Natural History Museum, Rocklin, CA

Primary reference: R. W. Boessenecker. 2013. Pleistocene survival of an archaic dwarf baleen whale (Mysticeti: Cetotheriidae). Naturwissenschaften [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 141506: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 28.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Mysticeti - Cetotheriidae
Herpetocetus sp. Van Beneden 1872 whale