Turgut Fm (lower) (Miocene of Turkey)

Where: Turkey (37.0° N, 28.0° E: paleocoordinates 37.3° N, 28.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Turgut Formation, Aquitanian (23.0 - 20.4 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From Turgut Fm, which unconformably overlies the Tauride tectonic unit (Mesozoic) and is overlain conformably by the Sekköy Fm (Late Miocene). THICKNESS: From unit 200 m thick. AGE: Burdigalian. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From lower part (Aquitanian) of Turgut Fm.

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; poorly lithified, shelly/skeletal sandstone and poorly lithified marl

• ENVIRONMENT: Shallow marine, siliciclastic setting
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Fossiliferous sandstone, marl, siltstone and limestone. LITHIFICATION: Poorly-lithified, includes beds from probably poorly-lithified and lithified facies.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• COLLECTORS: Unknown. REPOSITORY: Unknown, possibly University of Kocaeli or Istanbul Technical University

Primary reference: O. F. Gürer and Y. Yilmaz. 2002. Geology of the Ören and Surrounding Areas, SW Anatolia. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences 11:1-13 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 74808: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 30.08.2007

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Not exhaustive, but including common gastropoda and bivalvia. NOMENCLATURE: Not an authoritative publication and with limited species assignments.
 Solifugae -
Galeodes lainei camel spider
 Arcida - Arcidae
 Carditida - Carditidae
Cardita sp. Bruguière 1792 clam
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
"Rostellaria dentata" = Tibia
"Rostellaria dentata" = Tibia true conch
 Sorbeoconcha - Batillariidae
"Pirenella plicata" = Granulolabium plicatum
"Pirenella plicata" = Granulolabium plicatum Bruguiére 1792 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Cerithium sp. Bruguière 1789 cerith snail