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The Devonian in California, US

Devonian in California map

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Geologic map of CA from California Geological Survey (625 KB PDF)

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Paleontology and geology

During the Devonian, most of what is now California was still under water. Scattered exposures of Devonian shale, sandstone, limestone, and dolostone can be found in the Northern Sierra Nevada, as well as to the south in the White Mountains, Inyo Mountains, and places around Death Valley. Exposures of Devonian-age rocks are not common in California, and the few fossils collected have been mainly invertebrates: brachiopods, corals, stromatoporoids (sponge-like animals with calcareous skeletons), ammonites, crinoids.

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Courses and Lectures (showing 1 of 1 listings)

Paleogeography of the Southwestern U.S.: The paleogeography of the southwestern U.S. from 1.8 billion years ago to 10 million years ago. Text and images by Dr. Ron Blakey from Northern Arizona University.

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Some Fossil Brachiopods: Images of several fossil brachiopods, dating in geologic age from early Cambrian to Pleistocene, with explanatory text.

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Fossils In Death Valley National Park: The paleontology, geology and natural wonders of Death Valley National Park (and more); many images of fossils; field trips; paleontology links, plus links to Death Valley.

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