UCMP A-3006, Mustang Creek (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: Merced 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: Merced Formation, Maastrichtian (72.1 - 66.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified siliciclastic sediments

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by A. Bennison in 1937; 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 185759: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 12.05.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Arcida - Glycymerididae
 Arcida - Parallelodontidae
Nemodon sp. Conrad 1869 clam
 Myalinida - Inoceramidae
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Pycnodonte (Pycnodonte) sp. Fischer von Waldheim 1835 oyster
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Carditida - Astartidae
 Lucinida - Mactromyidae
 Ammonitida - Diplomoceratidae
? Glyptoxoceras sp. Spath 1925 ammonite