Wadmalaw Sound, sandy beds (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Colleton County, South Carolina (32.7° N, 80.2° W: paleocoordinates 32.7° N, 80.0° W)

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone

• "sandy beds"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by F.S. Holmes

Primary reference: F. S. Holmes. 1860. Post-Pleiocene Fossils of South Carolina. 1-122 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 150656: authorized by Carrie Schweitzer, entered by Samantha Yost on 12.09.2013, edited by Mark Uhen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Collection: Museum, College of Charleston, S.C. (C. flammea, G. punctata, C. sapidus, M. mercenaria);
Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Oziidae
Menippe mercenaria2 Say 1818 crab
 Decapoda - Portunidae
Callinectes sapidus2 Rathbun 1896 swimming crab
 Decapoda - Calappidae
Calappa flammea2 Herbst 1794 box crab
 Decapoda - Leucosiidae
Persephona punctata2 Linnaeus 1758 crab
= Guia punctata (F.S. Holmes)
Maxillopoda
 Sessilia - Balanidae
Balanus eburneus Gould 1841 barnacle
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Anomiidae
Anomia ephippium Linnaeus 1758 jingle
 Carditida - Carditidae
"Cardita tridentata" = Pleuromeris tridentata
"Cardita tridentata" = Pleuromeris tridentata Say 1826 clam
 Cardiida - Chamidae
"Chama arcinella" = Arcinella arcinella
"Chama arcinella" = Arcinella arcinella Linnaeus 1767 jewel box
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Melongenidae
Busycon perversum, "Busycon canaliculatum" = Busycotypus canaliculatus
Busycon perversum Linnaeus 1758 whelk
"Busycon canaliculatum" = Busycotypus canaliculatus Linnaeus 1758 whelk
 Littorinoidea - Littorinidae
"Littorina irrorata" = Littoraria irrorata
"Littorina irrorata" = Littoraria irrorata Say 1822 periwinkle
 Pyramidelloidea - Pyramidellidae
Turbonilla speira Ravenel 1859 snail
 Turbinoidea - Turbinidae
Angaria crassa Holmes 1859 snail
Echinoidea
 Clypeasteroida - Mellitidae
Leodia sexiesperforata1 Clark 1914 sand dollar