UCMP A-1905, 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)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by A. Bennison; 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 185635: 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
 Arcida - Parallelodontidae
 Arcida - Cucullaeidae
"Idonearca "n. sp. A"" = Cucullaea (Idonearca)
"Idonearca "n. sp. A"" = Cucullaea (Idonearca) Conrad 1862 clam
 Myalinida - Inoceramidae
Inoceramidae indet. Giebel 1852 clam
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Pycnodonte (Pycnodonte) sp. Fischer von Waldheim 1835 oyster
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Ostreida - Bakevelliidae
cf. Aguileria sp. White 1887 oyster
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
"Septifer sp." = Mytilus (Septifer)
"Septifer sp." = Mytilus (Septifer) R├ęcluz 1848 mussel
 Cardiida -
 Cardiida - Mactridae
 Cardiida - Veneridae
 Cardiida - Tancrediidae
Meekia (Meekia) sella Gabb 1864 clam
Gastropoda
 Ptenoglossa - Epitoniidae
Belliscala sp. Stephenson 1941 wentletrap
 Ficoidea - Ficidae
? Priscoficus sp. Conrad 1866 fig shell
 Calyptraeoidea - Trichotropidae
Lysis sp. Gabb 1864 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella chaneyi Merriam 1941 turret shell
 Heterostropha - Ringiculidae
Biplica sp. Popenoe 1957 snail