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San Juan Capistrano, Zanclean (Pliocene of the United States)

Where: Orange County, California (33.5° N, 117.7° W: paleocoordinates 33.3° N, 116.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Capistrano Formation, Zanclean (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: coastal; siltstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: T. A. Deméré and A. Berta. 2005. New skeletal material of Thalassoleon (Otariidae: Pinnipedia) from the late Miocene-early Pliocene (Hemphillian) of California. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 45(4):379-411 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 59271: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Nick Pyenson on 22.03.2006, edited by Mark Uhen

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