Collection Data

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White, Homer C.

Section Responsible for Processing

Invertebrate Paleontology


An outstanding early collection of Pleistocene fossils made by Homer C. White and son, Homer L. White, from outcrops in the vicinity of Baldwin Hills and coastal areas near Playa del Rey, Los Angeles County, California. Most of the collecting localities are no longer accessible.


Homer White was a contemporary of Harold Meals, June Maxwell, Homer White, and Bertram Draper and may have collected with some of them.

Collection Location and Dates

Most of these specimens are from the Pleistocene Palos Verdes Sand, Playa del Rey, Los Angeles County, California.

Taxonomic Contents

An estimated 1,000 specimens, mostly mollusks.


Accession number F.A.3860.2001-1, 29 March 2002.

Description of Collection

Approximately one (1) Lane cabinet of fossils containing this material is located in the west wing of the South Grand facility.

Collection Inventory

The estimated 1000 specimens have been unpacked, re-housed in archival-grade trays and arranged by collecting locality. Most of the specimen lots have been identified to species level.

Collection Assets

No collection assets available.

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