Where: Charlotte County, Florida (26.9° N, 82.0° W: paleocoordinates 26.9° N, 81.5° W)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
• local area-level geographic resolution
When: Pliocene to Pliocene (5.3 - 0.0 Ma)
• The age of the collection is uncertain, but includes species from the Tamiami Formation, Caloosachatchee Marl and Fort Thompson Formation. It is possible that a fauna intermediate in age between that the of Tamiami Formation and the Caloosahatchee Marl is represented.
• formation-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: marine; unlithified, sandy marl and unlithified sandstone
Size class: macrofossils
Collection methods: salvage,
• According to the text, in 1958, the USGS had the "Acline fauna" pit drained of water and Druid Wilson with Stanley Olsen of the Florida Geological Survey made large collections from the walls of the pit, and are to be studied by Mr. Wilson at the National Museum. This collection is not from the pit proper, but from spoil piles.
Primary reference: J. R. DuBar. 1962. Neogene Biostratigraphy of the Charlotte Harbor Area in Southwestern Florida. Florida Geological Survey Geological Bulletin 43 1-83 [A. Miller/K. Layou/K. Layou]more details
Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis
PaleoDB collection 41749: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Karen Layou on 20.07.2004, edited by Austin Hendy and Kate Bulinski
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