Sitkum (Camas Creek - Tyee Formation) (Eocene of the United States)

Also known as Tyee Formation (Camas Creek), Sitkum)

Where: Coos County, Oregon (43.2° N, 123.8° W: paleocoordinates 44.8° N, 109.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Tyee Formation, Middle Eocene (48.6 - 37.2 Ma)

• Umpqua Formation overlies pre-Tertiary strata with depositional contacts. About 2000 ft of dark tuffaceous shale containing an abundant fauna is exposed in the creek bed.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; tuffaceous, sandy shale

• Thin bedded dark tuffaceous sandy shales with intercalated flaggy sandstone beds.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying,

Primary reference: J. E. Allen and E.M. Baldwin. 1944. Geology and coal resources of the Coos Bay Quadrangle, Oregon. State of Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries Bulletin 27:1-160 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 37872: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 25.03.2004

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Taxonomic list

• Only one species of mollusca mentioned, no other groups mentioned or listed
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
"Ostrea idriaensis" = Acutostrea idriaensis
"Ostrea idriaensis" = Acutostrea idriaensis Gabb 1869 oyster