Foxen Canyon (USGS 14995) - #39c (Woodring & Bramlette, 1950) (Miocene to of the United States)

Also known as USGS 14995

Where: Santa Barbara County, California (34.8° N, 120.2° W: paleocoordinates 34.4° N, 117.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Tinaquaic Sandstone Member (Sisquoc Formation), Late/Upper Miocene to Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 3.6 Ma)

• Same locality, float about 15 ft lower stratigraphically. The Sisquoc Formation contains two principal lithologic facies: a fine-grained basin facies (Todos Santos Claystone mbr) consisting chiefly of diatomaceous mudstone and a marginal sandstone facies ( Tinaquaic sandstone mbr). The basin facies of the Sisquoc Formation overlies the Monterey Formation without discordance. A maximum thickness of 5000 ft is estimated from the subsurface, although the maximum exposed thickness of the formation is 3000 ft

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithified, medium-grained, coarse, calcareous sandstone

• Medium-grained to coarse-grained sandstone with grit and calcareous beds. Fines upsection.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, replaced with phosphate

Reposited in the USGS

Collection methods: quarrying,

• Presumably reposited in UGGS collections...not specified.

Primary reference: W. P. Woodring and M.N. Bramlette. 1950. Geology and paleontology of the Santa Maria District California. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 222 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 39355: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 26.05.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Exhaustive for mollusca
 Pholadida - Myidae
Cryptomya cf. californica Conrad 1837 softshell clam
 Cardiida - Mactridae
"Spisula cf. hemphilli" = Mactromeris hemphillii
"Spisula cf. hemphilli" = Mactromeris hemphillii Dall 1894 clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Macoma cf. nasuta Conrad 1837 tellin clam
 Solenida - Solenidae
"Solen perrini" = Solena (Eosolen) perrini
"Solen perrini" = Solena (Eosolen) perrini Clark 1915 clam
 Solenida - Pharidae
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
"Nassa" sp. Röding 1798 true whelk