Santa Susana shale (Eocene of the United States)

Where: California (34.3° N, 118.7° W: paleocoordinates 36.8° N, 101.7° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Santa Susana Formation, Ypresian (56.0 - 47.8 Ma)

• 25 feet below basal conglomerate of Demengine stage. Age indicated as Eocene but current references point to Paleocene (probably upper Paleocene) age of Santa Susana Fm.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified shale

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. W. Durham. 1943. Pacific Coast Cretaceous and Tertiary corals. Journal of Paleontology 17(2):196-202 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 36862: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 18.02.2004

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Taxonomic list

• Corals only
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Flabellidae
Flabellum stantoni Durham 1943 stony coral