USGS M9770 Cenozoic, Oat Gulch (Paleocene of the United States)

Also known as BX-61-1A

Where: Stanislaus County, California (37.3° N, 121.2° W: paleocoordinates 41.8° N, 100.1° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Paleocene (66.0 - 56.0 Ma)

• Laguna Seca or Tesla Formation. Paleocene-E. Eocene [Paleocene seems most likely]

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by B.F. Cox 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 185458: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 23.04.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
Crassatella sp. Lamarck 1799 clam
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
Corbula sp. Bruguière 1789 clam
 Cardiida - Mactridae
Cymbophora sp. Gabb 1868 clam
 Hiatellida - Hiatellidae