Temblor Flora (Miocene of the United States)

Where: Fresno County, California (36.1° N, 120.4° W: paleocoordinates 35.4° N, 116.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Temblor Formation, Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: deltaic; poorly lithified shale

• "Well-bedded, buff to brown silty shale and fine sandstone that overlies the conglomerate just above the base of the Temblor Formation."

Size class: mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, original carbon

Primary reference: K.M. Renney. 1972. The Miocene Temblor Flora of West Central California. [B. Tiffney/J. Fosdick/J. Fosdick]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35412: authorized by Bruce Tiffney, entered by Julia Fosdick on 09.12.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Pinales - Pinaceae
 Pinales - Taxodiaceae
Glyptostrobus oregonensis Chinese swamp cypress
 Dioscoreales - Liliidae
 Sapotales - Dilleniidae
Bumelia florissanti Lesquereux 1883
 Urticales - Dilleniidae
 Theales - Dilleniidae
 Scrophulariales - Asteridae
 Myrtiflorae - Nyssaceae
 Juglandales - Hamamelidae
 Magnoliales - Magnoliaceae
 Fabales - Leguminosae
Robinia californica Axelrod 1939
 Ericales - Ericaceae
 Rosales - Rosaceae
 Sapindales - Anacardiaceae
 Sapindales - Meliaceae
 Proteales - Platanaceae
Platanus cf. paucidentata Dorf 1930 plane tree
 Cornales - Cornaceae
 Fagales - Fagaceae
 Ranunculales - Berberidaceae