USGS M9771 Cenozoic, Garzas Creek (Paleocene of the United States)

Also known as BX-46-2

Where: Stanislaus County, California (37.2° N, 121.1° W: paleocoordinates 41.8° N, 100.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Paleocene (66.0 - 56.0 Ma)

• Laguna Seca or Tesla Formation

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified siliciclastic sediments

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 185637: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 03.05.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Anomiidae
Anomia sp. Linnaeus 1758 jingle
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Mytilidae indet. Rafinesque 1815 mussel
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
Corbulidae indet. Lamarck 1818 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
? Pitar sp. Römer 1857 venus clam
 Thraciida - Periplomatidae
? Periploma sp. Schumacher 1816 clam
Gastropoda
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Cerithiidae indet. Fleming 1822 cerith snail