USGS 14769 - Fugler Point [Careaga Sandstone] (Pliocene of the United States)

Also known as Woodring Loc. 178a; FP2

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 189767: 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.
Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Terebrataliidae
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
Barbatia pseudoillota Reinhart 1937 clam
"Anadara cf. trilineata" = Anadara (Anadara) trilineata Conrad 1856 ark
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Chlamys hastatus" = Chlamys (Chlamys) hastata
"Chlamys hastatus" = Chlamys (Chlamys) hastata Sowerby 1842 scallop
 Carditida - Carditidae
"Cyclocardia californica" = Cyclocardia (Cyclocardia) californica
"Cyclocardia californica" = Cyclocardia (Cyclocardia) californica Dall 1903 clam
 Pholadida - Pholadidae
"Pholadidea penita" = Penitella penita
"Pholadidea penita" = Penitella penita Conrad 1837 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
"Dosinia cf. ponderosa" = Dosinia (Dosinia) ponderosa, "Transennella cf. tantilla" = Nutricola tantilla
"Dosinia cf. ponderosa" = Dosinia (Dosinia) ponderosa Gray 1838 venus clam
"Transennella cf. tantilla" = Nutricola tantilla Gould 1853 venus clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
"Macoma cf. brota" = Macoma (Macoma) brota, "Macoma cf. yoldiformis" = Macoma (Psammacoma) yoldiformis
"Macoma cf. brota" = Macoma (Macoma) brota Dall 1916 tellin clam
"Macoma cf. yoldiformis" = Macoma (Psammacoma) yoldiformis Carpenter 1864 tellin clam
 Cardiida - Semelidae
Cumingia californica Conrad 1837 clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Parvilucina cf. tenuisculpta Carpenter 1864 clam
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
"Acila cf. castrensis" = Acila (Truncacila) castrensis
"Acila cf. castrensis" = Acila (Truncacila) castrensis Hinds 1843 divaricate nutclam
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
Saccella ? redondoensis pointed nut clam
Saccella taphria Dall 1896 pointed nut clam
Gastropoda
 Opisthobranchia - Cylichnidae
 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
Mitrella tuberosa Carpenter 1864 snail
Amphissa cf. versicolor Dall 1871 snail
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
"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" arnoldi Dall 1909 snail
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
"Psephaea oregonensis" = Fulgoraria (Psephaea)
"Psephaea oregonensis" = Fulgoraria (Psephaea) volute
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
"Tritonalia cf. clathrata" = Tritonalia interfossa clathrata
"Tritonalia cf. clathrata" = Tritonalia interfossa clathrata Dall 1919 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
"Megasurcula carpenteriana" = Pleurotoma (Surcula) carpenteriana
"Megasurcula carpenteriana" = Pleurotoma (Surcula) carpenteriana Gabb 1865 turrid
 Velutinoidea - Triviidae
"Erato cf. scabriuscula" = Hespererato scabriuscula
"Erato cf. scabriuscula" = Hespererato scabriuscula Gray 1832 snail
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Lunatia cf. lewisii Gould 1847 moon snail
Cryptonatica aleutica Dall 1919 moon snail
"Neverita reclusiana" = Glossaulax reclusiana Deshayes 1841 moon snail
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Crepidula nummaria Gould 1846 slipper shell
Trochita radians Lamarck 1816 slipper shell
 Tonnoidea - Ranellidae
"Gyrineum" mediocre triton shell
SUBSPECIES: "Gryineum" mediocre lewisii
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella cooperi Carpenter 1864 turret shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Bittium casmaliense cerith snail
 Pyramidelloidea - Pyramidellidae
"Odostomia cf. farallonensis" = Odostomia (Amaura) farallonensis
"Odostomia cf. farallonensis" = Odostomia (Amaura) farallonensis Dall and Bartsch 1909 snail
 Trochoidea - Trochidae
Calliostoma cf. ligatum Gould 1849 top snail
Scaphopoda
 Gadilida - Gadilidae
? Cadulus sp. Philippi 1844 tusk shell
Polyplacophora
 Neoloricata - Callistoplacidae
Callistochiton sp. Carpenter 1879 chiton
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Dendrophyllia sp. Blainville 1830 stony coral