Amerada Petroleum Corp. Beer No. 1 (Eocene to of the United States)

Where: Kern County, California (35.7° N, 119.9° W: paleocoordinates 35.5° N, 107.5° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Kreyenhagen Formation, Middle Eocene to Middle Eocene (48.6 - 33.9 Ma)

• Fossils from 3557-3567, and 3927-4080 feet below surface. Age listed in David 1946 as "Eogene" reflecting the author's interpretation of the age of the rocks as late Eocene to potentially early Oligocene. Formation as a whole now regarded as late middle Eocene to Eocene (see chapters in USGS Professional Paper 1713).

Environment/lithology: marine; shale

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Primary reference: L. R. David. 1946. Some typical Upper Eocene fish scales from California. Contributions to Paleontology, Carnegie Institute of Washington Publication 551:47-112 [P. Holroyd/P. Holroyd]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 190998: authorized by Patricia Holroyd, entered by Patricia Holroyd on 03.01.2018, edited by Mark Uhen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Polymixiiformes - Polymixiidae
Parapolymixia californica David 1946 beardfish
 Gadiformes - Macrouridae
Promacrurus mimus n. sp. David 1956