Oclese Sand (upper) (Miocene of the United States)

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

• Fossiliferous fine to very fine sand and siltstone.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

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

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Exhaustive for gastropods; includes some occaisional other taxa