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Marine Fossils, Newhall Creek
Pliocene Pico Formation, 2.6 to 3.0 Million Yrs.



March 2014 — Marine fossils found in Newhall Creek near Creekview Park, just west of Placerita Canyon, by local historian Lauren Parker and her 6-year-old son.

According to Lindsey Grove, collections manager for the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, the specimens come from the Pliocene Pico Formation of 2.6 to 3.0 million years ago.

Grove's descriptions of individual specimens appear in the photo captions.


Digital images by Lauren Parker.
FOSSILS

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Tick Canyon Camel (Maxson 1928)

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Sand Canyon Whale

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Canyon Country Oreodonts (Whistler 1967)

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Newhall Ranch Bivalve

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Sand Canyon Marine Fossils x3

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Fish Canyon Scallops

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Marine Fossils, Newhall Creek x7

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Pico Canyon x2

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Marine Fossils,
Towsley Canyon x12

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