San Clemente Island (Miocene of the United States)

Where: Los Angeles County, California (32.9° N, 118.5° W: paleocoordinates 32.2° N, 114.1° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Miocene (23.0 - 5.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: E. D. W. Mitchell and J. H. Lipps. 1964. Miocene marine vertebtates from San Clemente Island, California. Geological Society of America Special Papers 76:214-215 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 65985: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 26.09.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Myliobatidae indet. Bonaparte 1838 eagle ray
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Isurus sp. Agassiz 1843 mako shark
? Carcharodon sp. Smith 1838 white shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Galeocerdo sp. Müller and Henle 1837 tiger shark
Carcharhinus sp. de Blainville 1816 requiem shark
 Carchariniformes - Hemigaleidae
Hemipristis sp. Agassiz 1843 ground shark
 Teleostei -
 Perissodactyla -
aff. Desmostylia indet. Reinhart 1953 desmostylian
 Perissodactyla - Paleoparadoxiidae
Paleoparadoxia tabatai Tokunaga 1939 desmostylian
 Carnivora - Desmatophocidae
Allodesmus sp. Kellogg 1922 pinniped
 Carnivora -
 Cetacea - Cetotheriidae
Cetotheriidae indet. Brandt 1872 whale
 Cetacea - Delphinidae
Delphinidae indet. Gray 1821 dolphin