UCMP 1888 Selby Smelter (Paleocene of the United States)

Where: Contra Costa County, California (38.0° N, 122.1° W: paleocoordinates 43.9° N, 99.9° W)

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 190800: authorized by Patricia Holroyd, entered by Patricia Holroyd on 18.12.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Polychaeta
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
Serpula sp. Linnaeus 1758
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Cucullaeidae
Cucullaea mathewsonii Gabb 1864 clam
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostraea weaveri Dickerson 1914 oyster
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Tellina sp. Linnaeus 1758 tellin clam
"Tellina kewi" = Tellina (Megangulus) kewi Dickerson 1914 tellin clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
"Cardium cooperi" = Nemocardium (Nemocardium) linteum Conrad 1855 cockle
 Hiatellida - Hiatellidae
Glycimeris sp. Lamarck 1799 clam
 Solenida - Solenidae
Solen sp. Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
 Protobranchia - Sareptidae
"Nucula (Acila) truncata" = Portlandia arctica
"Nucula (Acila) truncata" = Portlandia arctica Gray 1824 clam
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
"Leda gabbi" = Nuculana (Saccella) gabbii Conrad 1869 pointed nut clam
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
"Brachysphingus liratus" = Brachysphingus sinuatus
"Brachysphingus liratus" = Brachysphingus sinuatus Gabb 1868 true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Tudiclidae
Heteroterma gabbi Stanton 1896 snail
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
"? Surcula "near praeattenuata"" = Turricula, Surcula merriami, Surcula (Surculites) inconspicua
"? Surcula "near praeattenuata"" = Turricula Schumacher 1817 turrid
Surcula merriami Dickerson 1914 turrid
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
"? Fusus "n. sp."" = Rostellaria (Fusus), "? Fusus sp." = Rostellaria (Fusus)
"? Fusus "n. sp."" = Rostellaria (Fusus) Bruguière 1789 true conch
"? Fusus sp." = Rostellaria (Fusus) Bruguière 1789 true conch
 Ficoidea - Ficidae
"Urosyca caudata" = Priscoficus caudatus Gabb 1868 fig shell
Perissolax tricarnatus Weaver 1905 fig shell
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Amauropsis martinezensis Dickerson 1914 moon snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella sp. Lamarck 1799 turret shell
Scaphopoda
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae
Dentalium cooperi Gabb 1864 tusk shell
Echinoidea
 Spatangoida - Schizasteridae
"Schizaster lecontei" = Schizaster (Paraster) lecontei
"Schizaster lecontei" = Schizaster (Paraster) lecontei Merriam 1899 heart urchin
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Guyniidae
"Trochocyathus zitteli" = Palaeopsammia zitteli
"Trochocyathus zitteli" = Palaeopsammia zitteli Vaughan 1900 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Flabellidae
"Flabellum remondianum" = Flabellum cuneiforme
"Flabellum remondianum" = Flabellum cuneiforme Lonsdale 1845 stony coral