USGS 6171 - Bainbridge (Flint River Fm) (Oligocene of the United States)

Also known as Station 6171

Where: Decatur County, Georgia (30.9° N, 84.6° W: paleocoordinates 31.0° N, 78.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Flint River Formation, Early/Lower Oligocene (33.9 - 28.4 Ma)

• From unknown bed. Assigned to Lower Oligocene (Rupelian) by Scott et al. 2001 following mapping by Cooke (1945).

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified limestone

• Shallow-water carbonate environment.
• Limestone.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression, replaced with silica

Reposited in the USNM

Collection methods: quarrying,

• Collected by L.W. Stephenson. Reposted in USNM collections.

Primary reference: W. H. Dall. 1916. A contribution to the invertebrate fauna of the Oligocene beds of Flint, River. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 51(2162):487-524 [A. Miller/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 60829: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 24.05.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Exhaustive for mollusca; from fairly poorly preserved assemblage; many identifications and types based on casts and molds.
 Arcida - Arcidae