Buckingham [Buckingham Mbr, Tamiami Fm] (Pliocene of the United States)

Also known as Station A

Where: Lee County, Florida (26.7° N, 81.7° W: paleocoordinates 26.7° N, 81.1° W)

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: Overlain by the Tamiami Fm (Late Pliocene) and the Caloosahatchee Fm (Late Pliocene). THICKNESS: Formation and collected strata of unknown thickness. AGE: Late Miocene in text based on macrofossil biostratigraphy; revised by Petuch and Roberts (2007) to be Late Pliocene. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From unknown position within unit.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified, phosphatic, sandy, calcareous limestone

• ENVIRONMENT: Shallow-water carbonate facies.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Chalky limestone, containing little sand and many small grains of phosphorite. Hardens on exposure and becomes brown. LITHIFICATION: Lithified, given facies description and taphonomy (aragonitic forms preserved as casts and molds

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, original calcite

Reposited in the USNM

• COLLECTOR: W.C. Mansfield, F.S. MacNeil, and C.W. Mumm (USGS). REPOSITORY: USNM.

Primary reference: W. C. Mansfield. 1939. Notes on the upper Tertiary and Pleistocene mollusks of Peninsula Florida. Florida State Geological Survey Geological Bulletin 18:1-69 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 67072: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 06.11.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for gastropoda and bivalvia. NOMENCLATURE: Antiquated, however author uses species-level and some subgenus designations.
 Arcida - Arcidae
"Arca (Cunearca) scalaris" = Cunearca scalaris, "Arca lienosa" = Anadara (Rasia) lienosa
"Arca (Cunearca) scalaris" = Cunearca scalaris Conrad 1844 ark
"Arca lienosa" = Anadara (Rasia) lienosa Say 1832 ark
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Pecten (Nodipecten) nodosus" = Nodipecten nodosus Linnaeus 1758 scallop
SUBSPECIES: P. (N.) nodosus floridensis
Pecten (Pecten) ochlockoneensis scallop
SUBSPECIES: P. (P.) ochlockoneensis leensis
Pecten (Chlamys) caloosensis Mansfield 1939 scallop
Pecten (Chlamys) eboreus Mansfield 1936 scallop
SUBSPECIES: P. (C.) eboreus buckinghamensis
 Pectinida - Limidae
"Lima (Mantellum) carolinensis" = Limaria (Limaria) carolinensis
"Lima (Mantellum) carolinensis" = Limaria (Limaria) carolinensis Dall 1898 file clam
 Pectinida - Anomiidae
Anomia simplex d'Orbigny 1845 jingle
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
 Cardiida - Veneridae
"Chione ulocyma" = Lirophora (Panchione) ulocyma
"Chione ulocyma" = Lirophora (Panchione) ulocyma Dall 1895 venus clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
Nuculana sp. Link 1807 pointed nut clam
 Cerithiacea - Turritellidae
Turritella buckinghamensis Mansfield 1939 turret shell
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
Calophos wilsoni Allmon 1990 true whelk