USGS M8720, Santa Teresa Hills (Jurassic of the United States)

Also known as 91E-1

Where: Santa Clara County, California (37.2° N, 121.8° W: paleocoordinates 32.6° N, 66.5° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Tithonian (152.1 - 145.0 Ma)

• Middle-Late Tithonian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by W.P. Elder in 1991; reposited in the USGS

Primary reference: W. P. Elder and J. W. Miller. 1993. Map and checklists of Jurassic and Cretaceous macrofossil localities within the San Jose 1:100,000 Quadrangle, California, and discussion of paleontological results. United States Geological Survey Open-File Report 93-503:1-49 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 185366: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 19.04.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Sabellida - Serpulidae
? Serpulidae indet. Rafinesque 1835
 Pectinida - Propeamussiidae
Parvamussium sp. Sacco 1897 mud scallop
 Pectinida - Buchiidae
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
Nuculana sp. Link 1807 pointed nut clam
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
Scaphopoda indet. Bronn 1862 tusk shell
  - Belemnitidae
 Ammonoidea -
Ammonitida indet. Hyatt 1889 ammonite
? Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
 Zoantharia -
Scleractinia indet. Bourne 1900 stony coral
"solitary coral"