Moolack Beach (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as UWBM C1024, Moloch Beach

Where: Lincoln County, Oregon (44.7° N, 124.1° W: paleocoordinates 44.5° N, 118.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Astoria Formation, Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• late early Miocene (17.3–16.6 Ma; Burdigalian equivalent)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: surface (float)

Primary reference: A. W. Poust. 2018. Expanding the geographic and geochronologic range of early pinnipeds: New specimens of Enaliarctos from Northern California and Oregon. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 190995: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 02.01.2018

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• see also Munthe and Coombs 1979
Mammalia
 Carnivora -
cf. Pteronarctos piersoni Barnes 1990 pinniped
LACM 123817
Enaliarctos sp. Mitchell and Tedford 1973 pinniped