UC 458, Grapevine Creek (Eocene of the United States)

Also known as Old Fort Tejon

Where: Kern County, California (34.9° N, 118.9° W: paleocoordinates 34.5° N, 107.0° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Tejon Formation, Bartonian (41.3 - 38.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; brown sandstone and gray shale

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Roy Cohn and R. E. Dickerson; reposited in the UCMP

Primary reference: R. E. Dickerson. 1915. Fauna of the Type Tejon: Its relation to the Cowlitz Phase of the Tejon Group of Washington. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 5(3):33-98 [J. Marcot/J. Marcot]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 122340: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 21.12.2011, edited by Jonathan Marcot

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
Crassatellites grandis Gabb 1864 clam
 Carditida - Carditidae
"Venericardia planicosta" = Venericor planicosta
"Venericardia planicosta" = Venericor planicosta Lamarck 1801 clam
subsp. hornii
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
Corbula hornii Gabb 1864 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Meretrix ovalis Gabb 1864 venus clam
Meretrix tejonensis Dickerson 1915 venus clam
Meretrix hornii Gabb 1864 venus clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
"Cardium brewerii" = Acanthocardia (Schedocardia) brewerii Gabb 1864 cockle
 Hiatellida - Hiatellidae
Glycimeris ruckmani n. sp. Dickerson 1915 clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Lucina nasuta Gabb 1864 clam
 Neogastropoda -
Whitneya ficus Gabb 1864 snail
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
Pseudoliva volutaeformis Gabb 1864 true whelk
Pseudoliva inornata n. sp. Dickerson 1915 true whelk
Chrysodomus ruckmani Dickerson 1915 true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
"Cancellaria stantoni" = Admete (Bonellitia) stantoni
"Cancellaria stantoni" = Admete (Bonellitia) stantoni Dickerson 1913 snail
 Neogastropoda - Pseudolividae
"Pseudoliva tejonensis" = Calorebama inornata
"Pseudoliva tejonensis" = Calorebama inornata Dickerson 1915 snail
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
"Surcula cowlitzensis" = Turricula, "Surcula washtingtoniana" = Turricula, Surcula uvasana n. sp., Turris sp.
"Surcula cowlitzensis" = Turricula turrid
"Surcula washtingtoniana" = Turricula turrid
Surcula uvasana n. sp. Dickerson 1915 turrid
Turris sp. Röding 1798 turrid
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus californiana cone shell
 Ficoidea - Ficidae
Perissolax blakei Conrad 1855 fig shell
Ficopsis remondii Gabb 1864 fig shell
Ficopsis cowlitzensis Weaver 1912 fig shell
Ficopsis hornii Gabb 1864 fig shell
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
"Lunatia hornii" = Polinices (Euspira) hornii, Neverita secta, "Amauropsis alveata" = Amaurellina moragai
"Lunatia hornii" = Polinices (Euspira) hornii Gabb 1864 moon snail
Neverita secta Gabb 1864 moon snail
"Amauropsis alveata" = Amaurellina moragai Stewart 1927 moon snail
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Calyptraea excentrica slipper shell
 Tonnoidea - Ranellidae
"Nyctilochus kewi n. sp." = Ameranella kewi, "Nyctilochus sp." = Cymatium, "Nyctilochus washingtoniana" = Cymatium, "Nyctilochus californicus" = Cymatium
"Nyctilochus kewi n. sp." = Ameranella kewi Dickerson 1915 triton shell
"Nyctilochus sp." = Cymatium Röding 1798 triton shell
as "Nyctilochus, n. sp."
"Nyctilochus washingtoniana" = Cymatium triton shell
"Nyctilochus californicus" = Cymatium triton shell
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella sp. Lamarck 1799 turret shell
as "Turritella, n. sp."
Turritella uvasana Conrad 1855 turret shell
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae
Dentalium stramineum Gabb 1864 tusk shell
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Dendrophyllia tejonensis n. sp. Nomland 1916 stony coral