Milpitas Road (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as UCMP V-3512

Where: Santa Clara County, California (37.5° N, 121.8° W: paleocoordinates 36.7° N, 117.5° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Briones Formation, Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; shelly/skeletal limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Reposited in the UCMP

Primary reference: V. L. VanderHoof. 1937. A study of the Miocene sirenian Desmostylus. University of California Publications in Geological Sciences 24(8):169-262 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 40517: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 24.06.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Perissodactyla - Desmostylidae
Desmostylus hesperus Marsh 1888 desmostylian