USGS 14768 - Fugler Point [Careaga Sandstone] (Pliocene of the United States)

Also known as Woodring Loc. 178; FP1

Where: Santa Barbara County, California (34.9° N, 120.3° W: paleocoordinates 34.7° N, 119.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Cebada Member (Careaga Sandstone Formation), Piacenzian (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

• LITHOSTRATIGRAPHY: From the Cebada Member of the Careaga Sandstone, which overlies the Foxen Mudstone (mid-late Pliocene) and underlies the Paso Robles Fm (Pleistocene). AGE: Late Pliocene, on the basis of foraminiferal and microfossil biostratigraphy.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; poorly lithified, silty sandstone

• PALEOENVIRONMENT: Established on the basis of faunal composition.
• LITHOLOGY: Fine-grained sandstone. LITHIFICATION: Assumed poorly lithified on the basis of figured specimens.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by W. Woodring; reposited in the USNM

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• COLLECTORS: Not reported, but assumed to be W. Woodring. REPOSITORY: Smithsonian (USNM).

Primary reference: W. P. Woodring and M.N. Bramlette. 1950. Geology and paleontology of the Santa Maria District California. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 222 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 189766: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 06.11.2017

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Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for macrofossils. NOMENCLATURE: Somewhat antiquated nomenclature.
 Arcida - Arcidae
"Arca sisquocensis" = Arca (Arca) sisquocensis, "Anadara trilineata" = Anadara (Anadara) trilineata
"Arca sisquocensis" = Arca (Arca) sisquocensis Reinhart 1937 ark
"Anadara trilineata" = Anadara (Anadara) trilineata Conrad 1856 ark
 Pectinida - Anomiidae
Pododesmus macrochisma Deshayes 1839 scallop
 Carditida - Carditidae
"Cyclocardia californica" = Cyclocardia (Cyclocardia) californica
"Cyclocardia californica" = Cyclocardia (Cyclocardia) californica Dall 1903 clam
 Pholadida - Pholadidae
"Pholadidea cf. penita" = Penitella penita
"Pholadidea cf. penita" = Penitella penita Conrad 1837 clam
 Cardiida - Mactridae
"Schizothaerus cf. nuttallii" = Tresus nuttallii
"Schizothaerus cf. nuttallii" = Tresus nuttallii Conrad 1837 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
"Dosinia ponderosa" = Dosinia (Dosinia) ponderosa
"Dosinia ponderosa" = Dosinia (Dosinia) ponderosa Gray 1838 venus clam
 Cardiida - Semelidae
Cumingia californica Conrad 1837 clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
"Trachycardium cf. quadragenarium" = Trachycardium (Dallocardia) quadragenarium, "Cerastoderma cf. meekianum" = Clinocardium (Clinocardium) meekianum
"Trachycardium cf. quadragenarium" = Trachycardium (Dallocardia) quadragenarium Conrad 1837 cockle
"Cerastoderma cf. meekianum" = Clinocardium (Clinocardium) meekianum Gabb 1866 cockle
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
Saccella taphria Dall 1896 pointed nut clam
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
"Olivella biplicata" = Olivella (Callianax) biplicata
"Olivella biplicata" = Olivella (Callianax) biplicata Sowerby 1825 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
"Nassa" cf. fossata Gould 1849 true whelk
"Nassa" mendica Gould 1849 true whelk
""Nassa" cooperi" = Nassa mendica cooperi Forbes 1852 true whelk
SUBSPECIES: "Nassa" mendica cooperi
 Neogastropoda - Nassariidae
""Nassa" moraniana" = Nassarius (Caesia) moranianus
""Nassa" moraniana" = Nassarius (Caesia) moranianus Martin 1914 snail
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
Barbarofusus cf. arnoldi Cossmann 1903 snail
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
"Cancellaria" rapa Nomland 1917 snail
SUBSPECIES: "Cancellaria" rapa perrini
"Cancellaria" arnoldi Dall 1909 snail
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
"Megasurcula carpenteriana" = Pleurotoma (Surcula) carpenteriana
"Megasurcula carpenteriana" = Pleurotoma (Surcula) carpenteriana Gabb 1865 turrid
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
"Neverita reclusiana" = Glossaulax reclusiana
"Neverita reclusiana" = Glossaulax reclusiana Deshayes 1841 moon snail
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Crepidula princeps Conrad 1855 slipper shell
Trochita radians Lamarck 1816 slipper shell
"Crepidula aculeata" = Bostrycapulus aculeatus Gmelin 1791 slipper shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella cooperi Carpenter 1864 turret shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Bittium casmaliense cerith snail