Cape Blanco, south (Pleistocene of the United States)

Also known as UCMP V-6922, UCMP V99574

Where: Curry County, Oregon (42.8° N, 124.5° W: paleocoordinates 42.8° N, 124.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Port Orford Formation, Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; sandstone

• strong bottom currents

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Reposited in the UCMP, USNM

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: L. G. Barnes and E. D. Mitchell. 1975. Late Cenozoic northeast pacific Phocidae. Rapports et Proces-verbaux des Reunions 169:34-42 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 59062: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 08.03.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Rajiformes - Rajidae
Raja sp.2 Linnaeus 1758 skate
Actinopteri
 Teleosti -
"Teleosti indet." = Teleostei1
"Teleosti indet." = Teleostei1 Müller 1846
Aves
 Charadriiformes - Laridae
Larus sp.1 Linnaeus 1758 gull
 Anseriformes - Anatidae
Chendytes sp.2 Miller 1925 waterfowl
Mammalia
 Perissodactyla - Tapiridae
Tapirus sp.1 Brisson 1762 tapir
 Carnivora - Phocadae
Phoca cf. vitulina Linnaeus 1758 harbor seal
 Carnivora - Otariidae
Proterozetes ulysses n. gen. n. sp.1 Barnes et al. 2006 eared seal
? Zalophus sp.1 Gill 1866 California sea lion
Zalophus californianus2 Lesson 1828 California sea lion
? Callorhinus sp.1 Gray 1859 fur seal
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Enhydra sp.1 Fleming 1822 sea otter
 Proboscidea - Proboscidea
Proboscidea indet.1 proboscidean
 Cetacea - Balaenopteridae
Balaenoptera cf. acutorostrata1 Lacépède 1804 minke whale
 Cetacea - Balaenidae
Balaena sp.1 Linnaeus 1758 bowhead whale