UCMP 541 (Paleocene of the United States)

Where: Contra Costa County, California (38.0° N, 122.2° W: paleocoordinates 43.9° N, 100.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Martinez Formation, Paleocene (66.0 - 56.0 Ma)

• Martinez Fm. discussed as Eocene by Dickerson 1914, but rocks now regarded as Paleocene following Stewart, Ralph, 1949, Lower Tertiary stratigraphy of Mount Diablo, Marysville Buttes, and west border of lower Central Valley of California: U.S. Geological Survey Oil and Gas Investigations Preliminary Chart, OC-34.

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Reposited in the UCMP

Primary reference: R. E. Dickerson. 1914. Fauna of the Martinez Eocene of California. Bulletin of the Department of Geology, University of California 6:61-180 [P. Holroyd/P. Holroyd/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 190775: authorized by Patricia Holroyd, entered by Patricia Holroyd on 17.12.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Cardiida - Psammobiidae
"Psammobia hornii" = Gari (Gobraeus) hornii
"Psammobia hornii" = Gari (Gobraeus) hornii Gabb 1864 clam
 Opisthobranchia - Philinidae
? Megistostoma sp. Gabb 1864 snail
 Prosobranchia - Protorculidae
"Turritella conica" = Atorcula canalifera
"Turritella conica" = Atorcula canalifera M√ľnster 1841 snail
 Tonnoidea - Ranellidae
Tritonium pulchrum Weaver 1905 triton
 Architectonicoidea - Architectonicidae
Architectonica tuberculata Weaver 1905 sundial