CAS 27854, Orestimba Creek (Cretaceous to of the United States)

Where: Stanislaus County, California (37.3° N, 121.3° W: paleocoordinates 40.6° N, 86.1° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Panoche Formation, Coniacian to Coniacian (89.8 - 83.6 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified conglomerate

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by J.A. Taff in 1934; 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 185441: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 23.04.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
"Glycymeris (Glycymeris) veatchii" = Axinaea veatchii
"Glycymeris (Glycymeris) veatchii" = Axinaea veatchii Gabb 1864 clam
 Ostreida - Pteriidae
Phelopteria sp. Stephenson 1953 pearl oyster
 Cardiida - Mactridae
Cymbophora cf. gabbiana Anderson 1902 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
 Cardiida - Tancrediidae
Meekia (Meekia) cf. louella Saul and Popenoe 1962 clam
 Trigoniida - Megatrigonioidae
Gastropoda
 Opisthobranchia - Cylichnidae
Cylichna sp. Lovén 1846 snail
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Natica cf. conradiana Gabb 1864 moon snail
Gyrodes (Sohlella) cf. quercus Popenoe et al. 1987 moon snail
Scaphopoda
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae
Dentalium sp. Linnaeus 1758 tusk shell