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The mid-Irvingtonian Fairmead Landfill fossil site, Madera County Paleontology Collection, and Fossil Discovery Center of Madera County, California

Robert G. Dundas and James C. Chatters
The mid-Irvingtonian Fairmead Landfill fossil site, Madera County Paleontology Collection, and Fossil Discovery Center of Madera County, California (in Geologic excursions from Fresno, California, and the Central Valley; a tour of California's iconic geology, Keith Putirka (editor))
Field Guide (Geological Society of America) (May 2013) 32: 63-78

Abstract

Since its discovery in 1993, the mid-Irvingtonian (0.78-.55 Ma) Fairmead Landfill locality has produced thousands of specimens representing 72 taxa (2 fish, 2 amphibians, 3 reptiles, 6 birds, 29 mammals, 1 bivalve, 1 gastropod, 12 plants/palynomorphs, and 16 diatoms). Fossils occur in sediments representing distal alluvial fan channel, distal fan overbank flood or sheetflood, and marsh/lacustrine deposits of the upper unit of the Turlock Lake Formation. A broad range of taphonomic conditions is represented. Overall, the biota suggests a predominantly grassland habitat. The field trip will make three stops, the Madera County Paleontology Collection repository in downtown Madera, California; the Madera County Fairmead Landfill site; and the Fossil Discovery Center of Madera County.


ISSN: 2333-0937
EISSN: 2333-0945
Serial Title: Field Guide (Geological Society of America)
Serial Volume: 32
Title: The mid-Irvingtonian Fairmead Landfill fossil site, Madera County Paleontology Collection, and Fossil Discovery Center of Madera County, California
Title: Geologic excursions from Fresno, California, and the Central Valley; a tour of California's iconic geology
Author(s): Dundas, Robert G.Chatters, James C.
Author(s): Putirka, Keitheditor
Affiliation: California State University, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Fresno, CA, United States
Affiliation: California State University at Fresno, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Fresno, CA, United States
Pages: 63-78
Published: 201305
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
ISBN: 978-0-8137-0032-8
References: 46
Accession Number: 2013-052143
Categories: General paleontology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 1 table
N36°45'00" - N37°45'00", W120°37'60" - W119°01'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data supplied by the Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
Update Code: 201332
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