CAS loc. 244, Live Oak Canyon (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Kern County, California (34.9° N, 118.9° W: paleocoordinates 35.7° N, 104.8° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Tejon Formation, Eocene (56.0 - 33.9 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; brown sandstone and gray shale

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Bruce Martin

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: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 207112: authorized by Jonathan Marcot, entered by Jonathan Marcot on 27.12.2019

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
Arca hornii Gabb 1864 ark
 Ostreida - Pteriidae
Avicula pellucida Gabb 1864 pearl oyster
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Modiolus ornatus Gabb 1864 mussel
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
Crassatellites grandis, "Crassatellites uvasana" = Crassatella uvasana
Crassatellites grandis Gabb 1864 clam
"Crassatellites uvasana" = Crassatella uvasana Conrad 1855 clam
 Carditida - Carditidae
"Venericardia planicosta" = Venericor planicosta
"Venericardia planicosta" = Venericor planicosta Lamarck 1801 clam
as Venericardia planicosta hornii
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
Corbula hornii Gabb 1864 clam
Corbula uvasana n. sp. Dickerson 1915 clam
 Cardiida - Corbiculidae
 Cardiida - Mactridae
"Spisula bisculpturata n. sp." = Mactromeris bisculpturata
"Spisula bisculpturata n. sp." = Mactromeris bisculpturata Anderson and Hanna 1942 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Dosinia elevata Gabb 1864 venus clam
Macrocallista andersoni n. sp. Dickerson 1915 venus clam
Meretrix ovalis Gabb 1864 venus clam
Meretrix uvasana Conrad 1855 venus clam
Meretrix tejonensis n. sp. Dickerson 1915 venus clam
Meretrix hornii Gabb 1864 venus clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
"Tellina castacana n. sp." = Tellina (Angulus) castacana, Tellina howardi n. sp., Tellina tehachapi n. sp., Tellina remondii, "Tellina lebecki n. sp." = Tellina (Phyllodina) lebecki, Macoma viticola n. sp.
"Tellina castacana n. sp." = Tellina (Angulus) castacana Anderson and Hanna 1925 tellin clam
Tellina howardi n. sp. Dickerson 1915 tellin clam
Tellina tehachapi n. sp. Anderson and Hanna 1925 tellin clam
Tellina remondii Gabb 1864 tellin clam
"Tellina lebecki n. sp." = Tellina (Phyllodina) lebecki Anderson and Hanna 1925 tellin clam
Macoma viticola n. sp. tellin clam
 Cardiida - Psammobiidae
"Psammobia hornii" = Gari (Gobraeus) hornii
"Psammobia hornii" = Gari (Gobraeus) hornii Gabb 1864 clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
"Cardium brewerii" = Acanthocardia (Schedocardia) brewerii Gabb 1864 cockle
 Cardiida - Lasaeidae
"Corbula harrisi n. sp." = Kellia catacta
"Corbula harrisi n. sp." = Kellia catacta Anderson and Hanna 1925 clam
 Hiatellida - Hiatellidae
 Solenida - Solenidae
"Solen parallelus" = Solena (Plectosolen) parallelus
"Solen parallelus" = Solena (Plectosolen) parallelus Gabb 1864 clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Lucina (Myrtaea) sp. Bruguière 1797 clam
as "Lucina (Myrtaea), n. sp."
Lucina cf. cretacea Gabb 1864 clam
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
"Leda gabbi" = Nuculana (Saccella) gabbii, "Leda uvasana n. sp." = Nuculana, Leda vogdesi n. sp., Leda parkei n. sp.
"Leda gabbi" = Nuculana (Saccella) gabbii Conrad 1869 pointed nut clam
"Leda uvasana n. sp." = Nuculana pointed nut clam
Leda vogdesi n. sp. Anderson and Hanna 1925 pointed nut clam
Leda parkei n. sp. Anderson and Hanna 1925 pointed nut clam
Gastropoda
 Ptenoglossa - Epitoniidae
Epitonium sp. Bolten 1798 wentletrap
as "Epitonium, n. sp."
 Opisthobranchia - Cylichnidae
"Cylichna costata" = Scaphander costatus
"Cylichna costata" = Scaphander costatus Gabb 1864 snail
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Ancillaria elongata Gabb 1864 olive snail
 Neogastropoda -
Whitneya ficus Gabb 1864 snail
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
Clavilithes californicus, "Fasciolaria sinuata" = Latirus sinuatus
"Fasciolaria sinuata" = Latirus sinuatus Gabb 1864 snail
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
 Neogastropoda - Mitridae
Mitra alizalis n. sp. mitre shell
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
Voluta slevini n. sp. Dickerson 1915 volute
Voluta martini n. sp. Dickerson 1915 volute
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Murex beali n. sp.
Murex beali n. sp. Anderson and Hanna 1925 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Ptychatractidae
Exilia waringi n. sp. Dickerson 1915 snail
 Neogastropoda - Drilliidae
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
"Surcula cowlitzensis" = Turricula, "Surcula alizensis n. sp." = Turricula, Surcula (Surculites) sinuata
"Surcula cowlitzensis" = Turricula turrid
"Surcula alizensis n. sp." = Turricula turrid
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus submonilifer n. sp. cone shell
Conus weaveri Dickerson 1915 cone shell
Conus remondii Gabb 1864 cone shell
Conus hornii Gabb 1864 cone shell
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
Terebra californica Gabb 1868 auger snail
 Ficoidea - Ficidae
Perissolax blakei Conrad 1855 fig shell
Ficopsis remondii Gabb 1864 fig shell
Ficopsis hornii Gabb 1864 fig shell
 Vanikoroidea - Eulimidae
Niso pistiliformis n. sp. snail
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Naticina obliqua, Sinum coryliforme n. sp., "Lunatia hornii" = Polinices (Euspira) hornii, "Lunatia nuciformis" = Polinices (Euspira) nuciformis, Neverita secta, "Amauropsis alveata" = Amaurellina moragai
Naticina obliqua Gabb 1864 moon snail
Sinum coryliforme n. sp. Anderson and Hanna 1925 moon snail
"Lunatia hornii" = Polinices (Euspira) hornii Gabb 1864 moon snail
"Lunatia nuciformis" = Polinices (Euspira) nuciformis Gabb 1864 moon snail
Neverita secta Gabb 1864 moon snail
"Amauropsis alveata" = Amaurellina moragai Stewart 1927 moon snail
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Calyptraea excentrica slipper shell
 Calyptraeoidea - Trichotropidae
"Crepidula pileum" = Spirocrypta pileum
"Crepidula pileum" = Spirocrypta pileum Gabb 1864 snail
 Tonnoidea - Ranellidae
"Nyctilochus sp." = Cymatium, "Nyctilochus washingtoniana" = Cymatium, "Nyctilochus sopenahensis" = Cymatium, "Nyctilochus cowlitzensis" = Cymatium
"Nyctilochus sp." = Cymatium Röding 1798 triton shell
as "Nyctilochus, sp. a"
"Nyctilochus washingtoniana" = Cymatium triton shell
"Nyctilochus sopenahensis" = Cymatium triton shell
"Nyctilochus cowlitzensis" = Cymatium triton shell
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Potamididae
Potamides sp. Brongniart 1810 horn snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella sargeanti n. sp. turret shell
Turritella uvasana Conrad 1855 turret shell
including T. u. bicarinata and T. u. tricarinata
 Heterostropha - Acteonidae
Acteon quercus n. sp. snail
as "Actaeon, n. sp."
 Pyramidelloidea - Pyramidellidae
 Architectonicoidea - Architectonicidae
Architectonica hornii Gabb 1864 sundial
Scaphopoda
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae
Dentalium stramineum Gabb 1864 tusk shell
 Gadilida - Gadilidae
Cadulus pusillus tusk shell