USGS M8780, Mustang Creek (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as BZ-194-3A

Where: Merced County, California (37.2° N, 121.1° W: paleocoordinates 42.0° N, 87.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Panoche Formation, Late/Upper Cretaceous (100.5 - 66.0 Ma)

• 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 185760: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 12.05.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
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Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam