Newport Boulevard, Costa Mesa (Pleistocene of the United States)

Also known as UCMP V93124

Where: Orange County, California (33.7° N, 117.9° W: paleocoordinates 33.7° N, 117.9° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Palos Verdes Sand Formation, Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

• estimated to be about 120,000 to 130,000 years old (Barrie et al., 1991)

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: D. J. Long. 1993. Preliminary List of the Marine Fishes and Other Vertebrate Remains from the Late Pleistocene Palos Verdes Sand Formation at Costa Mesa, Orange County, California. PaleoBios 15(1):9-13 [M. Uhen/S. Strother]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 190889: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 20.12.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Chondrichthyes
 Squatiniformes - Squatinidae
 Odontaspidida - Alopiidae
Alopias vulpinus Bonnaterre 1788 thresher shark
 Euselachii - Galeidae
 Rajiformes -
Urolophus halleri Cooper 1863 ray
 Rajiformes - Rhinobatidae
 Rajiformes - Rajidae
Raja sp. Linnaeus 1758 skate
 Myliobatiformes - Platyrhinidae
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
"Isurus oxyrhinchus" = Isurus oxyrinchus, Carcharodon carcharias
"Isurus oxyrhinchus" = Isurus oxyrinchus Rafinesque 1810 mako shark
Carcharodon carcharias Linnaeus 1758 great white shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Carcharhinus sp. de Blainville 1816 requiem shark
Carcharhinus brachyurus Gunther 1870 requiem shark
Rhizoprionodon longurio Jordan and Gilbert 1882 sharpnose shark
 Carchariniformes - Triakidae
Galeorhinus galeus Linnaeus 1758 school shark
Mustelus henlei hound shark
 Heterodontiformes - Heterodontidae
Heterodontus francisci bullhead shark
Actinopteri
 Scorpaeniformes -
 Atheriniformes - Atherinopsidae
Atherinopsis californiensis Girard 1854 silverside
 Acanthomorphata - Embiotocidae
Cymatogaster aggregata, "Damalichthys vacca" = Rhacochilus vacca
"Damalichthys vacca" = Rhacochilus vacca Girard 1855
 Acanthomorphata - Sphyraenidae
Sphyraena argentea Girard 1854 barracuda
 Pleuronectiformes - Paralichthyidae
Paralichthys californicus Ayres 1859 flatfish
 Ophidiiformes - Ophidiidae
 Batrachoidiformes - Batrachoididae
 Perciformes - Serranidae
Seriphus politus Ayres 1860 perch-like fish
 Perciformes -
Calamus brachysomus perch-like fish
 Perciformes - Cottidae
Leptocottus armatus Girard 1854 perch-like fish
 Perciformes - Sebastidae
Sebastes diploproa perch-like fish
Sebastes helvomaculatus perch-like fish
Sebastes jordani perch-like fish
Sebastes sp. Cuvier 1829 perch-like fish
 Perciformes - Gobioidei
Lepidogobius lepidus Girard 1858 goby
 Acanthomorphata - Sciaenidae
 Gadiformes - Gadidae
Microgadus proximus Girard 1845
 Clupeiformes - Clupeoidei
Engraulis mordax Girard 1845 hering
 Clupeiformes -
Reptilia
 Testudines - Panemydidae
"Clemmys marmorata" = Emys marmorata
"Clemmys marmorata" = Emys marmorata Baird and Girard 1852 western pond turtle
Aves
 Charadriiformes - Panalcidae
Uria aalge Pontoppidan 1763 common murre
 Gaviiformes - Gaviidae
Gavia sp. Forster 1788 loon
 Procellariiformes - Diomedeidae
Diomedea sp. Linnaeus 1758 albatross
 Procellariiformes - Procellariidae
Puffinus sp. Brisson 1760 shearwater
Mammalia
 Glires -
Lagomorpha indet. Brandt 1885 placental
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus sp. Linnaeus 1758 horse
 Carnivora - Otariidae
Zalophus californianus, "Eumetopias jubatus" = Eumetopias jubata
Zalophus californianus Lesson 1828 California sea lion
"Eumetopias jubatus" = Eumetopias jubata Schreber 1776 Steller sea lion
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Enhydra lutris Linnaeus 1758 sea otter
 Ungulata - Camelidae
Camelops hesternus Leidy 1873 camel
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Bison sp. Hamilton-Smith 1827 bison