Cenotaph Island, Lituya Bay (Pliocene of the United States)

Where: Alaska (58.6° N, 137.6° W: paleocoordinates 58.6° N, 136.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: A. F. Buddington and T. Chapin. 1929. Geology and mineral deposits of southeastern Alaska. United States Geological Survey Bulletin 800:1-398 [A. Miller/S. Kolbe]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 112321: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Sarah Kolbe on 09.07.2011, edited by Austin Hendy

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Identified by W.H. Dall.
unclassified
  -
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
Arca sp. Linnaeus 1758 ark
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
? Hinnites sp. Defrance 1821 scallop
 Pholadida - Pholadidae
 Cardiida - Ungulinidae
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
"Macoma aff. sabulosa" = Macoma (Macoma) calcarea Gmelin 1792 tellin clam
Macoma aff. balthica Linnaeus 1758 tellin clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
"Cardium aff. islandicum" = Clinocardium (Ciliatocardium) ciliatum Fabricius 1780 cockle
"Cardium aff. groenlandicum" = Serripes (Serripes) groenlandicus Mohr 1786 cockle
 Hiatellida - Hiatellidae
"Saxicava sp." = Hiatella
"Saxicava sp." = Hiatella Daudin 1801 clam
 Pandorida - Pandoridae
Pandora aff. grandis Dall 1877 clam
 Myoida -
Panomya sp. Gray 1857 clam
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
Nucula sp. Lamarck 1799 nut clam
Acila sp. Adams and Adams 1858 divaricate nutclam
 Protobranchia - Sareptidae
"Yoldia aff. montereyensis" = Megayoldia montereyensis
"Yoldia aff. montereyensis" = Megayoldia montereyensis Dall 1893 clam
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
"Leda sp." = Nuculana
"Leda sp." = Nuculana Link 1807 pointed nut clam
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
? Chrysodomus sp. Swainson 1840 true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Lunatia sp. Gray 1847 moon snail
Echinoidea
 Clypeasteroida - Echinarachniidae
Echinarachnius sp. Gray 1825 sand dollar