Soledad Pass (Miocene of the United States)

Where: Los Angeles County, California (34.5° N, 118.1° W: paleocoordinates 33.5° N, 111.9° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)

• older than that of the Monterey deposits and of the lowest Miocene or possibly of the Oligocene


Environment/lithology: marine; fine-grained, white sandstone

• rather fine, white shaly sandstone,

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: D. S. Jordan. 1919. Fossil fishes from the Soledad deposits of Southern California. Leland Stanford Junior University, University Series 3-12 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 186008: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 06.06.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Stomiatiformes - Gonostomatidae
"Rogenio solitudinis" = Cyclothone solitudinis
"Rogenio solitudinis" = Cyclothone solitudinis Jordan 1907
 Beloniformes - Forficidae
Rhomurus fulcratus Jordan 1919
 Blenniiformes - Gobiesocidae
Bulbiceps raninus Jordan 1919
 Scombriformes - Scombridae
 Clupeiformes - Clupeoidei
Etringus scintillans Jordan 1907 hering
Ganolytes cameo Jordan 1919 hering