Verdi Flora (Pliocene of the United States)

Where: Washoe County, Nevada (39.5° N, 120.0° W: paleocoordinates 39.7° N, 119.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Coal Valley Formation, Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine

• "light-colored, sandstone-pebble conglomerate-shale-diatomite member"

Size class: mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, adpression, original carbon

Collection methods: bulk,

Primary reference: D. I. Axelrod. 1958. The Pliocene Verdi flora of western Nevada. University of California Publications in Geological Sciences 34(2):91-159 [B. Tiffney/J. Fosdick/J. Cassara]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 35908: authorized by Bruce Tiffney, entered by Julia Fosdick on 09.01.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Charales - Characeae
Chara verdiana stonewort
 Pinales - Pinaceae
 Rhamnales - Rosidae
Ceanothus precuneatus Axelrod 1939 ceanothus
 Ericales - Ericaceae
 Rosales - Rosaceae
 Fagales - Fagaceae
 Violales - Salicaceae
Populus alexanderi Dorf 1930 poplar
Populus pliotremuloides Axelrod 1937 poplar