Where: Kern County, California (35.3° N, 119.3° W: paleocoordinates 34.5° N, 115.0° W)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
• basin-level geographic resolution
When: Upper Member (Oclese Sand Formation), Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)
• The upper part of the Oclese Sand consists of fossiliferous fine to very fine sand and siltstone, that are weathered to light gray. Up to 120 ft thick. Is overlain by the Round Mountain Siltstone.
• member-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: coastal; tuffaceous, shelly/skeletal sandstone and shelly/skeletal siltstone
Size class: macrofossils
Reposited in the CAS, LACM, UCMP
Collection methods: quarrying,
• Collections housed at various institutes: USGS (Wasington and Menlo Park), UCMP, LACM, CAS, Stanford University, UCLA, UCR.
Primary reference: W.O. Addicott. 1970. Miocene Gastropods and Biostratigraphy of the Kern River Area, California. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 642:1-172 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 38025: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 31.03.2004
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