Lake Miramar, south (Eocene of the United States)

Also known as LACM 3357

Where: San Diego County, California (32.9° N, 117.1° W: paleocoordinates 33.6° N, 103.1° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Mission Valley Formation (Poway Group), Lutetian (47.8 - 41.3 Ma)

• original age late Eocene, updated by Walsh et al. 1996 to Lutetian

Environment/lithology: marine; gray, green sandstone

• riable, light-olive-gray, fine- grained sandstone containing several concretionary layers 0.5 m thick that contain molluscan fossils

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: M. P. Kennedy and G. W. Moore. 1971. Stratigraphic relations of Upper Cretaceous and Eocene Formations, San Diego coastal area, California. AAPG Bulletin 55(5):709-722 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 200654: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 12.04.2019

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Gastropoda
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella uvusana turret shell
subspecies sargeanti
Chondrichthyes
 Squatiniformes - Squatinidae
Squatina sp. Dumeril 1806 angel shark
 Plagiostomi - Squalidae
Squalus sp. Linnaeus 1758 dogfish shark
 Rajiformes - Rhinobatidae
Rhinobatidae indet. Müller and Henle 1837 guitarfish
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
? Dasyatidae indet. Jordan 1888 whiptail stingray
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Isurus praecursor Thurmond and Jones 1981 mako shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Abdounia sp. Cappetta 1980 requiem shark
Galeocerdo sp. Müller and Henle 1837 tiger shark
 Heterodontiformes - Heterodontidae
Heterodontus sp. de Blainville 1816 bullhead shark
Actinopteri
 Anguilliformes - Congridae
cf. Ariosoma sp. Swainson 1838 conger eel
 Albuliformes - Albulidae
Albulidae indet. Bleeker 1859 bonefish
sp. 1 & sp. 2
 Scorpaeniformes - Triglidae
 Beryciformes -
Brazosiella sp. Frizzell and Dante 1965
 Beryciformes - Berycidae
Beryx sp. Cuvier 1829
sp. 1 & sp. 2
 Blenniiformes - Blenniidae
 Scombriformes - Scombridae
Scombridae indet. Rafinesque 1815
 Ophidiiformes - Carapidae
Carapidae indet. Jordan and Fowler 1902
 Ophidiiformes - Ophididae
Bauzaia sp. Frizzell and Dante 1965
 Perciformes - Serranidae
Allomorone sp. Frizzell and Dante 1965 perch-like fish
 Perciformes -
cf. Orthopristis sp. Girard 1858 perch-like fish
sp. 1 & sp. 2
 Perciformes - Brotulidae
Brotulidae indet. perch-like fish
 Acanthomorphata - Priacanthidae
 Tetraodontiformes - Tetraodontidae
 Alepisauriformes - Dercetidae
 Siluriformes - Ariidae
Ariidae indet. Berg 1958 Ariid catfish