Alameda Creek (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as V-3936

Where: Alameda County, California (37.5° N, 121.8° W: paleocoordinates 36.8° N, 117.8° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Claremont Formation (Monterey Group), Serravallian (13.8 - 11.6 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, carbonaceous siltstone

• Matrix gray to yellow, indurated, calcareous silts.

Size classes: macrofossils, microfossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: surface (float),

Primary reference: J. M. Rensberger. 1969. A new iniid cetacean from the Miocene of California. University of California Publications in Geological Sciences 82:1-34 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 12120: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 09.10.2001

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Galeocerdo aduncus Agassiz 1843 tiger shark
 Sirenia - Sirenia
 Cetacea - Kentriodontidae
Kampholophos serrulus n. gen. n. sp.
Kampholophos serrulus n. gen. n. sp. Rensberger 1969 toothed whale