Palos Verdes Estates (Miocene to of the United States)

Also known as LACM 1099

Where: Los Angeles County, California (33.8° N, 118.4° W: paleocoordinates 33.1° N, 114.0° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Altamira Member (Monterey Formation), Langhian to Langhian (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• Age after Obradovich & Naeser 1981

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; shale

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the LACM

Primary reference: R. H. Reinhart. 1976. Fossil sirenians and desmostylids from Florida and elsewhere. Bulletin of the Florida State Museum Biological Sciences 20(4):187-300 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 71072: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 17.04.2007

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Taxonomic list

 Perissodactyla - Desmostylidae
Desmostylus hesperus Marsh 1888 desmostylian
 Perissodactyla - Paleoparadoxiidae
Paleoparadoxia sp.1 Reinhart 1959 desmostylian
 Cetacea -
Odontoceti indet.2 Flower 1867 toothed whale