Muir Creek (Oligocene of Canada)

Where: British Columbia, Canada (48.4° N, 123.9° W: paleocoordinates 48.0° N, 115.0° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Sooke Formation, Chattian (28.1 - 23.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: lagoonal; sandstone

• backbeach pond

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: I. A. Cornwall. 1922. Some notes on the Sooke Formation, Vancouver Island, B.C. Canadian Field Naturalist 36(7):121-123 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 63086: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 04.08.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
"Pectunculus patulus" = Glycymeris3
"Pectunculus patulus" = Glycymeris3 clam
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Pecten hastalus3 scallop
Pecten (Chlamys) cornwalli1 Clark and Arnold 1923 scallop
 Pectinida - Anomiidae
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Mytilus edulis3 Linnaeus 1758 mussel
 Cardiida - Veneridae
"Cytherea vancouverensis" = Antigona vancouverensis3, ? Tapes sp.3, "Cytherea ? newcombei" = Saxidomus newcombei3
"Cytherea vancouverensis" = Antigona vancouverensis3 Merriam 1897 venus clam
? Tapes sp.3 Mühlfeld 1811 venus clam
"Cytherea ? newcombei" = Saxidomus newcombei3 Merriam 1897 venus clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Cardium sp.3 Linnaeus 1758 cockle
 Protobranchia - Yoldiidae
Yoldia impressa3 Conrad 1849 clam
Gastropoda
 Patellogastropoda - Lottiidae
Acmaea mitra3, "Patella geometrica" = Acmaea geometrica3
Acmaea mitra3 Eschscholtz 1833 limpet
"Patella geometrica" = Acmaea geometrica3 Merriam 1897 limpet
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
Chrysodomus dirus3 true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Nassariidae
"Nassa newcombei" = Molopophorus newcombei3 Merriam 1897 snail
Bullia buccinoides3 Merriam 1897 snail
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
"Fusus sp." = Rostellaria (Fusus)3
"Fusus sp." = Rostellaria (Fusus)3 Bruguière 1789 true conch
sp. nov. 1 and 2
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Sinum scopulosum3 Conrad 1849 moon snail
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Crepidula rugosa3 slipper shell
Crepidula sp.3 Lamarck 1799 slipper shell
Trochita inornata3 Gabb 1868 slipper shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Potamididae
Cerithidea sp.3 Swainson 1840 horn snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Bittium sp.3 Gray 1847 cerith snail
sp. nov. ?
Mammalia
 Perissodactyla - Desmostylidae
Cornwallius sookensis2 Cornwall 1922 desmostylian
 Cetacea -
Mysticeti indet. Cope 1891 whale
Odontoceti indet. Flower 1867 toothed whale