AGE/DEPOSIT TABLE:


Machine Number
Arbitrary number assigned to each locality
 
Analysis Unit
Name of the smallest subdivision containing the fauna
 
Period
Geologic period of the Analysis Unit
 
Epoch
Geologic epoch of the Analysis Unit
 
Age
Geologic age of the Analysis Unit
 
Land-Mammal Age
Land-mammal age of the Analysis Unit
 
Magnetochron
Magnetic chronology of the Analysis Unit
 
Minimum Age
Minimum age of the Analysis Unit in years before present
 
Minimum Age Method
Method used to determine the minimum age of the Analysis Unit
 
Maximum Age
Maximum age of the Analysis Unit in years before present

 
Maximum Age Method
Method used to determine the maximum age of the Analysis Unit
 
Arch Period
Geologic period assigned to the Analysis Unit the first time the it was discussed in the literature
 
Arch Epoch
Geologic epoch assigned to the Analysis Unit the first time it was discussed in the literature
 
Arch Age
Geologic age assigned to the Analysis Unit the first time the it was discussed in the literature
 
Arch Land-Mammal Age
Land-mammal age assigned to the Analysis Unit the first time the it was discussed in the literature
 
Arch Bibnum
Bibliography number of the publication used for the Arch age data
 
Agent
Agent(s) of accumulation responsible for the bone accumulation in the Analysis Unit
 
Recovery Method
Method by which the fauna was recovered from the Analysis Unit
 
Depositional System
Highest category of classification of sedimentary accumulations
 
Depositional Environment
Subdivision of depositional systems
 
Facies
Subdivision of depositional environment
 
Mixing
Evidence for mixing of fauna in Analysis Unit
 
Member Name
Member name of the Analysis Unit
 
Formation Name
Formation name of the Analysis Unit
 

 

*Use of this resource in publications should be cited as:
Carrasco, M.A., B.P. Kraatz, E.B. Davis, and A.D. Barnosky. 2005. Miocene Mammal Mapping Project (MIOMAP). University of California Museum of Paleontology http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/miomap/