CAS 29652, Little Salado Creek (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: Stanislaus County, California (37.4° N, 121.2° W: paleocoordinates 43.5° N, 96.5° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Moreno Formation, Maastrichtian (72.1 - 66.0 Ma)

• Late Campanian age given, but Pachydiscus subcompressus considered to be Maastrichtian.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by A. Bennison; reposited in the CAS

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 185404: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 22.04.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Arcida - Parallelodontidae
"? Indogrammatodon sp." = Grammatodon (Indogrammatodon)
"? Indogrammatodon sp." = Grammatodon (Indogrammatodon) Cox 1937 clam
 Myalinida - Inoceramidae
Cephalopoda
 Ammonitida - Pachydiscidae
"Pachydiscus subcompressus" = Pachydiscus (Pachydiscus) subcompressus
"Pachydiscus subcompressus" = Pachydiscus (Pachydiscus) subcompressus Matsumoto 1954 ammonite
cf. and ssp. obsoletus