UCMP A-4991, Bennett Valley (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: Stanislaus County, California (37.3° N, 121.2° W: paleocoordinates 43.4° N, 96.5° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• Sandstone 250' above base of Garzas sand. Middle Maastrichtian.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by D.F. Collins in 1949; reposited in the UCMP

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 185452: 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) aff. veatchii" = Axinaea veatchii
"Glycymeris (Glycymeris) aff. veatchii" = Axinaea veatchii Gabb 1864 clam
 Pectinida - Anomiidae
Anomia "n. sp. A" Linnaeus 1758 jingle
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Veneridae indet. Rafinesque 1815 venus clam
Gastropoda
 Stromboidea - Tylostomatidae
"Phasianella garzana" = Tylostoma garzana
"Phasianella garzana" = Tylostoma garzana Anderson 1958 snail
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Polinices sp. Monfort 1810 moon snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella chaneyi Merriam 1941 turret shell