Cenozoic localities on this server: (see map above)
For information about Cenozoic localities from other websites,
see items listed on the following pages:
- Bodjong Formation, Indonesia - Numerous deep-water molluscs from this Pliocene locality have given us a
picture of past tropical marine life in what is today a very species rich area.
- Creede Formation -
A rich plant community from this Oligocene locality in southwestern Colorado
includes pine, fir, barberry, and a variety of other species all very well preserved.
- Florissant Formation -
This Eocene locality lies in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Few US localities have such remarkable preservation of fossil insects.
- Green River Formation -
Rich in fossils of plants, insects, and fish, this Eocene locality extends
across Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming in the western US.
- John Day Fossil Beds
- La Brea "Tar Pits" -
One of the most famous fossil localities of all, La Brea is an asphalt
seep containing Pleistocene fossils located in Los Angeles, California.
- Monterey Formation -
Vast area of exposed Miocene outcrops along the coastal ranges of California.
Our exhibit features macroalgae, microfossils, shells, crabs, and porpoises.
- Paris Basin, France
- Stewart Valley, Nevada
- Villavieja Fm, Colombia -
Our only good source of information about Tertiary animals in the South
American tropics is this site in Colombia. Many of these groups have been
found nowhere else outside of the continent.