UCLA 6521, Whitney Canyon (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)

• 410' above base.

• 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 185632: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 03.05.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Anomiidae
Anomia "n. sp. A" Linnaeus 1758 jingle
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
"Septifer sp." = Mytilus (Septifer)
"Septifer sp." = Mytilus (Septifer) R├ęcluz 1848 mussel
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
Acila (Truncacila) princeps Schenck 1943 divaricate nutclam
Gastropoda
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Naticidae indet. Guilding 1834 moon snail
Polinices sp. Monfort 1810 moon snail
 Calyptraeoidea - Trichotropidae
Lysis sp. Gabb 1864 snail
Echinoidea
 Cassiduloida - Cassidulidae
"Cassidulus" mercedensis Anderson 1958 sea urchin