UCMP 782 (Paleocene of the United States)

Where: Lake County, California (38.9° N, 122.6° W: paleocoordinates 44.8° N, 100.3° 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 190802: authorized by Patricia Holroyd, entered by Patricia Holroyd on 18.12.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Pholadomyida - Pholadomyidae
Pholadomya nasuta Gabb 1864 clam
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
"Leda packardi" = Saccella packardi
"Leda packardi" = Saccella packardi Forbes 1848 pointed nut clam