Crowfield Lake (Oligocene of the United States)

Also known as Crowfield Golf and Country Club; Crowfield Plantation

Where: Berkeley County, South Carolina (33.0° N, 80.1° W: paleocoordinates 33.9° N, 75.1° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: 1 Member (Chandler Bridge Formation), Chattian (28.1 - 23.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: D. P. Domning. 1997. Fossil Sirenia of the West Atlantic and Caribbean Region. VI. Crenatosiren olseni (Reinhart, 1976). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 17(2):397-412 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 60443: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 15.05.2006, edited by Philip Mannion

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Testudines - Cheloniidae
Ashleychelys palmeri5 Weems and Sanders 2014 sea turtle
 Testudines - Podocnemidae
Bairdemys healeyorum n. sp.4 Weems and Knight 2013 sideneck turtle
 Crocodylia -
"Gavialosuchus carolinensis" = Thecachampsa carolinensis1
"Gavialosuchus carolinensis" = Thecachampsa carolinensis1 Erickson and Sawyer 1996 crocodilian
SCSM 90.93 (skull and skeleton)
Mammalia
 Sirenia - Dugongidae
Crenatosiren olseni Reinhart 1976 dugong
Metaxytherium albifontanum2 Velez-Juarbe and Domning 2014 dugong
Priscosiren atlantica3 Velez-Juarbe and Domning 2014 dugong