El Modena (Miocene of the United States)

Where: Orange County, California (33.8° N, 117.8° W: paleocoordinates 33.1° N, 113.4° W)

When: Monterey Formation, Miocene (23.0 - 5.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; diatomaceous shale

• chalky diatomaceous shales

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: D. S. Jordan and J. Z. Gilbert. 1919. Fossil Fishes of the Miocene (Monterey) Formations. Leland Stanford Junior University Publications, University Series 13-60 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 186021: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 06.06.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• According to a supplemental note in Jordan (1927:13), the description of S. vertebralis was mistakenly based on a photograph of a goby from the Miocene of Vienna, Austria. Jordan stated that the specimen is not a goby and placed the Austrian specimen in the genus Sebastavus.
Actinopteri
 Argentiniformes - Microstomatidae
Quaesita quisquilia n. gen. n. sp.
Quaesita quisquilia n. gen. n. sp. Jordan and Gilbert 1919
 Beloniformes - Scomberesocidae
Scomberesox acutillus n. sp. Jordan and Gilbert 1919
 Scombriformes - Scombridae
Tunita octavia n. gen. n. sp.
Tunita octavia n. gen. n. sp. Jordan and Gilbert 1919
 Perciformes - Lutianidae
Lutianus hagari n. sp. Jordan and Gilbert 1919 perch-like fish
 Perciformes - Scorpaenidae
"Rhomarchus ensiger n. gen. n. sp." = Scorpaena ensiger
"Rhomarchus ensiger n. gen. n. sp." = Scorpaena ensiger Jordan and Gilbert 1919 scorpionfish
 Gadiformes - Gadidae
"Eclipes veternus n. gen. n. sp." = Eclipes veternus, "Merriamina ectenes n. gen. n. sp." = Eclipes veternus
"Eclipes veternus n. gen. n. sp." = Eclipes veternus Jordan and Gilbert 1919
"Merriamina ectenes n. gen. n. sp." = Eclipes veternus Jordan and Gilbert 1919
 Clupeiformes - Clupeoidei
Lygisma tenax n. gen. n. sp., Clupea hadleyi n. sp., Ganolytes clepsydra n. sp., "Ellimma elmodenae n. sp." = Xyrinius elmodenae
Lygisma tenax n. gen. n. sp. Jordan and Gilbert 1919 herring
Clupea hadleyi n. sp. Jordan and Gilbert 1919 hering
Ganolytes clepsydra n. sp. Jordan and Gilbert 1919 hering
"Ellimma elmodenae n. sp." = Xyrinius elmodenae Jordan and Gilbert 1919 hering