Lake Carmel pit, 6.0-6.3 m (New Orleans barrier trend) (Holocene of the United States)

Where: Orleans County, Louisiana (30.1° N, 90.0° W: paleocoordinates 30.1° N, 90.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the New Orleans barrier trend, which overlies the Michoud Fm (Holocene), and is overlain by the St Bernards delta complex. AGE: Holocene. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From 6.0-6.3 m in section.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shoreface; unlithified, argillaceous sandstone and unlithified, sandy claystone

• ENVIRONMENT: Barrier bar.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Clayey sand-sandy clay. LITHIFICATION: Unlithified.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original aragonite

Collected by Mollyn

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• COLLECTOR: G. Mollyn. REPOSITORY: Unknown.

Primary reference: W. Miller III. 1983. Stratigraphy of newly exposed Quaternary sediments, eastern Orleans Parish, Louisiana. Tulane Studies in Geology and Paleontology 17(3-4):85-104 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 92775: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 28.11.2009

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for gastropoda, bivalvia and scaphopoda. NOMENCLATURE: Not an authoritative publication, but with modern nomenclature and species-resolution identifications.
 Arcida - Arcidae
"Anadara ovalis" = Lunarca ovalis
"Anadara ovalis" = Lunarca ovalis Bruguiere 1789 ark
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Crassostrea virginica Gmelin 1791 oyster
 Pholadida - Pholadidae
Diplothyra smithii Tryon 1862 clam
Barnea truncata Say 1822 clam
Cyrtopleura costata Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Cardiida - Anatinellidae
Raeta plicatella Lamarck 1818 clam
 Cardiida - Mactridae
Mulinia lateralis Say 1822 clam
 Cardiida - Ungulinidae
Diplodonta cf. soror Adams 1852 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Mercenaria campechiensis Gmelin 1791 quahog
Dosinia discus Reeve 1850 venus clam
"Agriopoma texasiana" = Callocardia (Agriopoma) texasiana Dall 1892 venus clam
 Cardiida - Donacidae
Donax texasianus Philippi 1847 clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
"Tellina texana" = Angulus texanus Dall 1900 tellin clam
Tellidora cristata R├ęcluz 1842 tellin clam
Macoma tenta Say 1834 tellin clam
"Tellina alternata" = Tellina (Eurytellina) alternata Say 1822 tellin clam
 Cardiida - Semelidae
Abra aequalis Say 1822 abra
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Dinocardium robustum Lightfoot 1786 cockle
 Thraciida - Periplomatidae
Periploma margaritaceum Lamarck 1801 clam
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
Nuculana concentrica Say 1824 Concentric Nut Clam
 Ptenoglossa - Epitoniidae
Epitonium angulatum Say 1831 wentletrap
 Opisthobranchia - Cylichnidae
Acteocina canaliculata Say 1826 barrel-bubble
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
"Oliva sayana" = Oliva (Ispidula) sayana
"Oliva sayana" = Oliva (Ispidula) sayana Ravenel 1834 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
"Cantharus cancellarius" = Solenosteira cancellaria
"Cantharus cancellarius" = Solenosteira cancellaria Conrad 1846 true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Nassariidae
"Nassarius vibex" = Nassarius (Nassarius) vibex, "Nassarius acutus" = Nassarius (Nassarius) acutus
"Nassarius vibex" = Nassarius (Nassarius) vibex Say 1822 snail
"Nassarius acutus" = Nassarius (Nassarius) acutus Say 1822 snail
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
"Fasciolaria lilium" = Cinctura lilium
"Fasciolaria lilium" = Cinctura lilium Fischer 1807 snail
SUBSPECIES: Fasciolaria lilium hunteria
 Neogastropoda - Marginellidae
"Marginella apicina" = Prunum apicinum
"Marginella apicina" = Prunum apicinum Menke 1828 margin shell
 Vanikoroidea - Eulimidae
"Balcis cf. jamaicensis" = Melanella jamaicensis
"Balcis cf. jamaicensis" = Melanella jamaicensis Adams 1845 snail
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Neverita duplicatus Say 1822 moon snail
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Crepidula fornicata Linnaeus 1758 slipper shell