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Stanton: San Diego (San Diego Formation, Pliocene)

Section Responsible for Processing (Top)

Invertebrate Paleontology

Significance (Top)

The specimens were collected from exposures of the San Diego Formation in the vicinity of San Diego, California, and many of the sites are no longer accessible.

Background (Top)

The specimens were collected by Robert J. Stanton Jr. during his paleontological research over the last several decades.

Publications of Robert J. Stanton, Jr., on the Cenozoic paleoecology and biostratigraphy of California that are based on studies of the fossils in the collections of the Department of Invertebrate Paleontology.

Stanton, R. J., Jr., and Dodd, J. R. 2002. Faunal diversity patterns in Pliocene assemblages, California. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 34(5):A-40.

Stanton, R. J., Jr., and Dodd, J. R. 1997. Lack of stasis in late Cenozoic marine faunas and communities, central California. Lethaia, 30:239-256.

Stanton, R. J., Jr., and Dodd, J. R. 1994. Neogene benthic communities of the northeast pacific: stability punctuated with abrupt evolutionary and community turn over events. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 26(7):454.

Alexander, R. R., Stanton, R. J., Jr., and Dodd, J. R. 1993. Influence of sediment grain size on the burrowing of bivalves: Correlation with distribution and stratigraphic persistence of selected Neogene clams. Palaios, 8:289-303.

Alexander, R. R., Stanton, R. J., Jr., and Dodd, J. R. 1992. Correspondence of bivalve burrowing rates with fluctuations in species abundances across siliciclastic granulometric gradients. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 24(3):2.

Dodd, J. R., and Stanton, R. J., Jr. 1991. Cyclic sedimentation in three Neogene basins in California. Special Publications, International Association of Sedimentologists, 12:201-215.

Dodd, J. R., Alexander, R. R., and Stanton, R. J., Jr. 1985. Population dynamics in Dendraster, Merriamaster, and Anadara from the Neogene of the Kettleman Hills, California. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 52:61-76.

Dodd, J. R., Alexander, R. R., and Stanton, R. J., Jr. 1985. Factors which contributed to lack of small specimens in fossil populations and use of population dynamics in paleoecology: Examples from the California Neogene: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 17:284-285.

Dodd, J. R., Stanton, R. J., Jr., and Johnson, M. 1984. Oxygen isotopic composition of Neogene molluscan fossils from the Eel River Basin of California. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 95:1253-1258.

Stanton, R. J., Jr., and Dodd, J. R. 1984. Teichichnus pescaderoensis - New species of trace fossil in Pliocene and Pleistocene slope and shelf mudstones, California. Facies, 11:219-228.

Jennings, R. H., and Stanton, R. J., Jr. 1983. Trace fossils and environments of deposition, Wildcat Group (Neogene), Humboldt Basin, California. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 15:604.

Stanton, R. J., Jr. 1982. Molluscan paleoecology and depositional environment of the Miocene Castaic Formation, Ridge Basin, Southern California. In J. C. Crowell and M. H. Link (eds.), Geologic History of Ridge Basin, Southern California. Pacific Section, Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, p. 211-218.

Stanton, R. J., Jr., and Dodd, J. R. 1982. Large arthropod (?) burrows in Pliocene slope sediments, California. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 14:289.

Dodd, J. R., Johnson, M. W., and Stanton, R. J., Jr. 1981. Stable isotope variations in fossil bivalves: Evidence for shoaling and salinity pattern in the Neogene Humboldt Basin, California. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 13:276.

Burckle, L. H., Dodd, J. R., and Stanton, R. J., Jr. 1980. Diatom biostratigraphy and its relationship to paleomagnetic stratigraphy and molluscan distribution in the Neogene Centerville Beach section, California. Journal of Paleontology, 54:664-674.

Dodd, J. R., Stanton, R. J., Jr., and Kersey, D. G. 1980. Paleontology in basin analysis: The Humboldt Basin of California as an example. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, 64:699. Invited paper.

Stanton, R. J., Jr., Dodd, J. R., and Alexander, R. R. 1979. Eccentricity in the clypeasteroid Echinoid Dendraster: Environmental significance and application in Pliocene paleoecology. Lethaia, 12:75-87.

Dodd, J. R., Alexander, R. R., and Stanton, R. J., Jr. 1979. Substrate control of population dynamics in Dendraster and Anadara from the Neogene of the Kettleman Hills, California. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 11:414.

Burckle, L. H., Dodd, J. R., and Stanton, R. J., Jr. 1978. Diatom biostratigraphy of the Centerville Beach Section, California. Stanford University Publications, Geological Sciences, 4:8-9.

Dodd, J. R., and Stanton, R. J., Jr. 1977. Allometric and paleoenvironmental control of eccentricity of the Pliocene echinoid Dendraster. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 9:590.

Dodd, J. R., Mead, J., and Stanton, R. J., Jr. 1977. Paleomagnetic stratigraphy of Pliocene Centerville Beach section, Northern California. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 34:381-386.

Dodd, J. R., and Stanton, R.J., Jr. 1976. Paleosalinities within a Pliocene bay, Kettleman Hills, California: A Study of the resolving power of isotopic and faunal techniques. Discussion and Reply. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 87:160.

Stanton, R.J., Jr., and Dodd, J. R. 1976. Pliocene biostratigraphy and depositional environment of the Jacalitos Canyon area, California, in A. E. Fritsche, H. Terbest Jr., and W. W. Wornardt (eds.), The Neogene Symposium: selected technical papers on paleontology, sedimentology, petrology, tectonics, geologic history, of the Pacific Coast of North America. Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, Pacific Section, p. 85-94.

Stanton, R. J., Jr., and Dodd, J. R. 1976. The application of trophic structure of fossil communities in paleoenvironmental reconstruction. Lethaia, 9:327-342.

Stanton, R. J., Jr., and Dodd, J. R. 1976. Pliocene biostratigraphy and depositional environment of Jacalitos Canyon area, California. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, 60:2189-2190.

Stanton, R. J., Jr., and Dodd, J. R. 1975. Trophic structure of Pliocene communities, Kettleman Hills, California. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 7:378.

Dodd, J. R., Mead, J., and Stanton, R. J., Jr. 1975. Paleomagnetic stratigraphy of Pliocene Centerville Beach section, Northern California. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 7:1054.

Dodd, J. R., and Stanton, R. J., Jr. 1975. Paleosalinities within a Pliocene Bay, Kettleman Hills, California: A study of the resolving power of isotopic and faunal techniques. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 86:51-64.

Stanton, R. J., Jr. 1974. Review of "Early Pliocene marine climate and environment of the eastern Ventura Basin, Southern California" by J. P. Kern. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 15:294-296.

Dodd, J. R., and Stanton, R. J., Jr. 1974. Faunal and oxygen and carbon isotopic determination of lateral salinity gradients in the Pliocene of the Kettleman Hills, California. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 6:165-166.

Stanton, R. J., Jr. 1974. Comparison of Holocene and fossil communities. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 6:967. Invited paper.

Stanton, R. J., Jr., and Dodd, J. R. 1972. Pliocene cyclic sedimentation in the Kettleman Hills, California, in E. W. Rennie Jr. (ed.), Geology and Oil fields, west side Central San Joaquin Valley. Pacific Sections AAPG, SEG, and SEPM, p. 50-58. Invited paper.

Dodd, J. R., and Stanton, R. J., Jr. 1971. Oxygen isotopic determination of paleosalinities within a Pliocene Bay, Kettleman Hills, California. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 3:257-258. Selected as "Best Paper" presented at the North Central meeting of the Geological Society of America for 1971.

Dodd, J. R., and Stanton, R. J., Jr. 1971. Oxygen isotopic determination of paleosalinities within a Pliocene bay, Kettleman Hills, California. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 3:547. Invited paper.

Stanton, R. J., Jr. 1970. Cyclicity in upper Tertiary basin-margin deposits of California Coast Ranges. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, 54:561.

Stanton, R. J., Jr. 1970. Paleoecology of upper Tertiary basin-margin sedimentary rocks, California. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 2:147-148. Invited paper.

Dodd, J. R., and Stanton, R. J., Jr. 1970. Combined faunal and biogeochemical analysis in paleoecology: An example. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 2:385.

Stanton, R. J., Jr. and Dodd, J. R. 1970. Paleoecologic techniques-comparison of faunal and geochemical analyses of Pliocene paleoenvironments, Kettleman Hills, California. Journal of Paleontology, 44:1092-1121. Selected as "Outstanding Paper" in the Journal of Paleontology for 1970.

Stanton, R. J., Jr., and Dodd, J. R. 1969. Faunal and geochemical analysis of paleoenvironments, Kettleman Hills, California. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 63.

Stanton, R. J., Jr. 1969. Cyclic Tertiary shallow marine sedimentation, California. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 1:214.

Stanton, R. J., Jr. 1968. Role of marine larger invertebrates in the recognition of the Miocene-Pliocene boundary in the California Coast Ranges. Geological Society of America, Special Paper 115:352. Invited paper.

Stanton, R. J., Jr. 1967. The effects of provenance and basin-edge topography on sedimentation in the basal Castaic Formation (upper Miocene, marine), Los Angeles County, California. California Division of Mines Special Report, 92:21-31.

Stanton, R. J., Jr. 1966. Megafauna of the upper Miocene Castaic Formation, Los Angeles County, California. Journal of Paleontology, 40:21-40.

Stanton, R. J., Jr. 1962. Basal sediments of the upper Miocene Castaic Formation Los Angeles County, California. Geological Society of America, Special Paper 68:56-57.

Stanton, R. J., Jr. 1962. Paleoecology of the upper Miocene Castaic Formation, Los Angeles County, California. Geological Society of America, Special Paper 68:278.

Collection Location and Dates (Top)

Pliocene, San Diego Formation, San Diego County, California.

Taxonomic Contents (Top)

The collection is mostly mollusks and most of the specimen lots are identified to the level of species.

Documentation (Top)

Locality information is cataloged and associated with specimens. Accession number F.A.3971.2004-1.

Description of Collection (Top)

The specimens are stored in metal drawers and cabinets at the Museum's Invertebrate Paleontology Facility, South Grand Avenue. The material presently is arranged by taxonomic group, and it needs to be re-sorted by collecting locality in order to be integrated into the LACMIP main collections.

Collection Inventory (Top)

The approximately 130 cataloged specimen lots are from 22 cataloged LACMIP collecting localities.

Collection Images (Top)

No images available.

Level of Taxonomic Identification (Top)

Date 7: Not identified 6: Phylum 5: Class 4: Order 3: Family 2: Genus 1: Species
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Collection Processing (Top)

Date 5: Unpack, initial sorting of collection by locality. 4: Xerox/preserve existing label; photo document label/specimens and field notes. 3: Sort specimens from each locality into species lots. 2: Rehouse specimen lots into archival grade containers. 1: Rehousing complete.
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Data Entry (Top)

Date 4: Enter locality data into IP collection database. 3: Identify species. 2: Enter specimen lot identifications and specimen counts into IP collection database. 1: Data entry complete.
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Specimen Integration (Top)

Date 3: Place specimen lots, arranged by locality, into metal trays for final storage. 2: Integrate specimen trays into the main collection. 1: Specimen integration complete.
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