LACMIP 5802 Bear Creek (Eocene of the United States)

Also known as UWBM B-7443

Where: Pacific County, Washington (46.3° N, 123.9° W: paleocoordinates 46.7° N, 111.6° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Priabonian (38.0 - 33.9 Ma)

• In 1954, during the last active quarrying, the limestone was reported as 15 m thick, 68 m in length, and 38 m wide (Danner, 1966). Informal "siltstone of Cliff Point" (Wells, 1989). Age: late Eocene (calcareous nannofossil CP 15b Zone of Okada and Bukry (1980) and benthic foraminiferal Refugian Stage (Goedert and Squires, 1990); temporal equivalent to the lower part of Lincoln Creek Formation. Age confirmed with Nesbitt 2018.

Environment/lithology: marine; limestone

• subduction-related methane seeps; Large seep deposit
• The Bear River deposit is enclosed within deep-water siltstones mapped as being the siltstone of Cliff Point (Wells, 1989) ...during the last active quarrying of the limestone, it was reported to be 15 m thick, 68 m in length, and 38 m wide

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk, sieve,

Primary reference: J. L. Goedert and R. L. Squires. 1990. Eocene deep-sea communities in localized limestones formed by subduction-related methane seeps, southwestern Washington . Geology 18:1182-1185 [P. Holroyd/P. Holroyd/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 191203: authorized by Patricia Holroyd, entered by Patricia Holroyd on 15.01.2018, edited by Mark Uhen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Patellogastropoda indet.
patelliform limpet
 Vestimentifera -
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
"Bathymodiolus willapaensis" = Bathymodiolus willapaensis2, "Modiolus (Modiolus) willapaensis n. sp." = Bathymodiolus willapaensis4
"Bathymodiolus willapaensis" = Bathymodiolus willapaensis2 Squires and Goedert 1991 mussel
"Modiolus (Modiolus) willapaensis n. sp." = Bathymodiolus willapaensis4 Squires and Goedert 1991 mussel
 Cardiida - Vesicomyidae
Calyptogena chinookensis n. sp.4 Squires and Goedert 1991 clam
 Protobranchia - Solemyidae
"Acharax cf. dalli" = Solemya dalli
"Acharax cf. dalli" = Solemya dalli Clark 1925 Awning Clam
 Thecosomata - Limacinidae
Limacina sp.5 Bosc 1817 snail
sp. 1
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
? Buccinidae indet. Rafinesque 1815 true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
Lurifax goederti n. sp.1 Kiel 2006 turrid
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Naticidae indet. Guilding 1834 moon snail
 Valvatoidea - Hyalogyrinidae
? Hyalogyrina sp.1 Marshall 1988 snail
 Turbinoidea - Turbinidae
? Homalopoma "sp. B" Carpenter 1864 snail
"Homalopoma" sp.1 Carpenter 1864 snail
sp. B
 Vetigastropoda - Peltospiridae
? Depressigyra sp.1 Warén and Bouchet 1989 snail
 Trochoidea - Trochidae
Margarites (Pupillaria) columbiana n. sp.4 Squires and Goedert 1991 top snail
 Carchariniformes - Scyliorhinidae
Scyliorhinotheca goederti n. gen. n. sp.3
Scyliorhinotheca goederti n. gen. n. sp.3 Kiel et al. 2013 cat shark
 Hexactinosa - Aphrocallistidae
Plantae indet. Haeckel 1866
wood fragment