Collection Data

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Maxwell, June M.

Section Responsible for Processing

Invertebrate Paleontology


Most of this collection is from localities that were visited by the excursions made by the Southern California Paleontological Society during the past several decades (likely between the 1960s until the 1990s). Many of these sites are no longer accessible for fossil collecting due to subsequent construction and urbanization.


June Maxwell collected many of these specimens during Southern California Paleontological Society field trips throughout California and the surrounding region.

She is a contemporary of Yvonne Albi, Homer White, Harold Meals, and Bertam Draper and may have collected with some of them.

Collection Location and Dates

Most of the collection is from cataloged localities referenced in the 1990 Southern California Paleontological Society Special Publication Number 7, Fossil Localities of the Southern California Paleontological Society.

An example of the localities collected is the Miocene Siquoc Formation at Jalama Beach, Santa Barbara County, California.

Taxonomic Contents

The collection contains an estimated 8,000 specimens representing a broad spectrum of taxonomic groups of fossil invertebrates. Most of the specimens are from localities cataloged by the Southern California Paleontological Society and others are from scattered localities throughout the southwestern United States.


Accession number F.A.3360.2003-2, 29 April 2003.

Description of Collection

Approximately 7 Lane cabinets of fossils in the main collections at the South Grand facility, including 1 Lane cabinet stored in the Mississippian area, 3 Lane cabinets stored in the Pennsylvanian area, 1 Lane cabinet stored in the Permian area, 2 Lane cabinets stored in the Miocene area, and a Lane drawer in the Pliocene area.

Collection Inventory

Most of the specimens have been unpacked, placed into archival-grade museum storage trays and are currently stored in Lane cabinets for further cataloging and curation. Many of the specimen lots have been identified to the species level.

Collection Assets

No collection assets available.

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