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Axis Co. well Rowland No. 1, 2105-2127 feet depth (Miocene of the United States)

Where: California (34.0° N, 118.0° W: paleocoordinates 33.5° N, 115.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Puente Formation, Tortonian (11.6 - 7.2 Ma)

• Upper Puente shale of the Mohnian horizon, Upper Miocene. The Mohnian is the older of two Upper Miocene horizons in California terminology, probably not older than 14 Ma, but also not extending to the top of the Miocene. The upper part of the Puente shale is probably in the upper part of the Mohnian.

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, gray shale

• Los Angeles basin associated with San Andreas fault system

Size class: mesofossils

Preservation: adpression

Reposited in the LACM

Collection methods: core

• Specimens found by Dr. Lore Rose David, given by her to Miss Jane Everest, who presented them to the Los Angeles County Museum of History, Science and Art.

Primary reference: W. D. Pierce. 1945. Fossil arthropods of California 6. Two new fossils from the Upper Miocene of the Puente Hills. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 44(1):3-6 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 124524: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 17.02.2012

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