Icy Point (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as USGS D185; USGS D218

Where: Alaska (58.4° N, 137.0° W: paleocoordinates 58.3° N, 134.9° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Yakataga Formation, Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

• Upper part of Yakataga Formation. upper Miocene or lower Pliocene

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: F. S. MacNeil. 1967. Cenozoic Pectinids of Alaska, Iceland, and Other Northern Regions. Geological survey professional paper [W. Kiessling/M. Krause]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 187109: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 14.07.2017, edited by Mark Uhen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Patinopecten (Lituyapecten) sp. n. sp. MacNeil 1961 scallop
 Clypeasteroida - Echinarachniidae
Echinarachnius plafkeri n. sp. Wagner 1974 sand dollar
Kewia lituyaensis n. sp. Wagner 1974 sand dollar