Brea Canyon (Miocene of the United States)

Where: Orange County, California (33.9° N, 117.9° W: paleocoordinates 33.2° N, 113.5° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

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

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, gray, green sandstone

• The rock at this locality is a very hard sandstone of a dark greenish-gray color; a few fragments of fishes preserved, scarcely identifiable.

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 186024: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 06.06.2017

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