USGS 14771 - Fugler Point [Careaga Sandstone] (Pliocene of the United States)

Also known as Woodring Loc. 178c; FP4

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 189769: 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.
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
"Anadara trilineata" = Anadara (Anadara) trilineata
"Anadara trilineata" = Anadara (Anadara) trilineata Conrad 1856 ark
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Lyropecten cerrosensis" = Nodipecten cerrosensis, "Pecten hemphilli" = Pecten (Pecten) bellus, "Chlamys hastatus" = Chlamys (Chlamys) hastata
"Lyropecten cerrosensis" = Nodipecten cerrosensis Gabb 1866 scallop
"Pecten hemphilli" = Pecten (Pecten) bellus Conrad 1857 scallop
"Chlamys hastatus" = Chlamys (Chlamys) hastata Sowerby 1842 scallop
 Carditida - Carditidae
"Cyclocardia californica" = Cyclocardia (Cyclocardia) californica
"Cyclocardia californica" = Cyclocardia (Cyclocardia) californica Dall 1903 clam
 Cardiida - Chamidae
Chama cf. pellucida Broderip 1835 jewel box
 Cardiida - Ungulinidae
Diplodonta sp. Bronn 1831 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
"Transennella cf. tantilla" = Nutricola tantilla
"Transennella cf. tantilla" = Nutricola tantilla Gould 1853 venus clam
 Cardiida -
Compsomyax cf. subdiaphana Carpenter 1864 clam
 Cardiida - Semelidae
Cumingia californica Conrad 1837 clam
"Semele cf. rubropicta" = Semele (Semele) rubropicta Dall 1871 clam
Gastropoda
  - Siphonaliidae
 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
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 - Fasciolariidae
Barbarofusus cf. arnoldi Cossmann 1903 snail
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
"Cancellaria" arnoldi Dall 1909 snail
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
"Megasurcula cf. carpenteriana" = Pleurotoma (Surcula) carpenteriana
"Megasurcula cf. carpenteriana" = Pleurotoma (Surcula) carpenteriana Gabb 1865 turrid
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Lunatia cf. lewisii, "Neverita reclusiana" = Glossaulax reclusiana
Lunatia cf. lewisii Gould 1847 moon snail
"Neverita reclusiana" = Glossaulax reclusiana Deshayes 1841 moon snail
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Crepidula nummaria Gould 1846 slipper shell
Trochita radians Lamarck 1816 slipper shell
"Crepidula aculeata" = Bostrycapulus aculeatus Gmelin 1791 slipper shell
 Tonnoidea - Ranellidae
"Gyrineum" mediocre triton shell
SUBSPECIES: "Gyrineum" mediocre lewisiii
 Fissurelloidea - Fissurellidae
Diodora aspera Rathke 1833 snail