Unit 2, Fruitville Mbr, Tamiami Fm (Pliocene of the United States)

Where: Florida (27.3° N, 82.4° W: paleocoordinates 27.4° N, 81.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Fruitville Member (Tamiami Formation), Late/Upper Pliocene (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the Fruitville Mbr of the Tamiami Fm, Okeechobee Grp, which is overlain by the Fordville Mbr of the Caloosahatchee Fm, and overlies the Golden Gate Mbr of the Tamiami Fm. Correlative with the Yorktown, Chowan RIver, Waccamaw, Jackson Bluff Fm, and the upper Golden Gate Mbr of the Tamiami Fm. THICKNESS: Varies between 5 and 8 m across areal extent. AGE: Late Pliocene. Based on macrofossil biostratigraphy the unit is throught to represent the latest Piacenzian. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: Checklist representative of beds representing unit 2, near the top of the member.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; unlithified, shelly/skeletal, silty sandstone

• ENVIRONMENT: Lagoonal and subtidal carbonate; mangrove forests and mudflats, sand flats and turtle grass beds.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Interbedded unit variably composed of organic rich quartz sand and muddy quartz sand with densely packed skeletal material.. LITHIFICATION: Unlithified, based on figured specimens and facies description.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: COLLECTOR: Unknown, presumably the authors and others. REPOSITORY: No repository stated.

Primary reference: E. J. Petuch and C. E. Roberts. 2007. The geology of the Everglades and adjacent areas 1-212 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 79874: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 25.03.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Includes only the more abundant and indicative species of gastropoda and bivalvia. NOMENCLATURE: Modern nomenclature, with subgenus and species-resolution assignments.
unclassified
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Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
Monostiolum petiti Olsson 1967 true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Melongenidae
Melongena sarasotaensis, "Pyruella carraheri" = Busycon
"Pyruella carraheri" = Busycon whelk
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
Cancellaria floridana, "Ventrilia kissimmeensis" = Ventrilia rucksorum
"Ventrilia kissimmeensis" = Ventrilia rucksorum Petuch 1994 snail
 Neogastropoda - Turbinellidae
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Murexiella petuchi murex snail
Aspella petuchi murex snail
Chicoreus judeae murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
"Spuriconus yaquensis" = Conus, "Spuriconus jonesorum" = Conus
"Spuriconus yaquensis" = Conus cone shell
"Spuriconus jonesorum" = Conus cone shell
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
Cassis ketteri Parodiz and Tripp 1992 snail