UCLA 6508, Garzas Creek (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: Stanislaus County, California (37.2° N, 121.1° W: paleocoordinates 43.3° N, 96.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by F. Schilling in 1959; reposited in the LACM

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 185625: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 03.05.2017

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
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Mytilus sp., "Septifer sp." = Mytilus (Septifer)
Mytilus sp. Linnaeus 1758 mussel
"Septifer sp." = Mytilus (Septifer) R├ęcluz 1848 mussel
 Cardiida - Veneridae
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Tellinidae indet. Blainville 1814 tellin clam
Gastropoda
  -
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Polinices sp. Monfort 1810 moon snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella chaneyi Merriam 1941 turret shell