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USGS 3922 - Garnet Caņon [Imperial Fm] (Pliocene of the United States)

Where: Imperial County, California (32.8° N, 116.0° W: paleocoordinates 32.6° N, 114.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Pliocene (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the Imperial Formation, for which lithostratigraphic relationships are not discussed. AGE: Early Pliocene, based on existing (more recent) collections. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From unknown position within formation.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; poorly lithified sandstone

• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Fossil collections generally originate from sandstone layers. LITHIFICATION: Poorly lithified, on the basis of figured specimens.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Bowers in 1904; reposited in the USGS

Collection methods: bulk,


Primary reference: G. D. Hanna. 1926. Paleontology of Coyote Mountain, Imperial County, California. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 14(18):427-503 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 96541: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 11.06.2010

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