Where: Merced County, California (37.2° N, 120.9° W: paleocoordinates 38.2° N, 82.0° W)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Pacheco Group, Cenomanian (99.6 - 93.5 Ma)
• Pacheco Group reaches a maximum thickness of about 9000 ft in the Pacheco Pass area, the lower beds (including conglomerates) reaching a thickness of 3000 ft or more. The basal conglomerate from which this collected was derived is 25 ft thick. Cenomanian in age.
• bed-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: marine; conglomerate
Size class: macrofossils
Collection methods: Collected by McCoy, Bennison, and Anderson.
Primary reference: F.M. Anderson. 1958. Upper Cretaceous of the Pacific Coast. Geological Society of America Memoir 71 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy] more details
Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis
PaleoDB collection 44197: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 04.09.2004
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