Techeva Creek (H-79-12-3) (Eocene to of the United States)

Also known as H-79-12-3

Where: Yazoo County, Mississippi (33.0° N, 90.2° W: paleocoordinates 33.9° N, 80.7° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Moodys Branch Formation, Lutetian to Lutetian (47.8 - 33.9 Ma)

• "Late Lutetian-Early Priabonian" (T. Hansen pers. comm.)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; unlithified, burrowed, calcareous siltstone

• "fairly good preservation, especially the larger fossils. otoliths and pieces of echinoids present in sample."

Collection methods: bulk, mechanical, sieve,

Primary reference: S. R. Elder. 1981. Fossil assemblages of a marine transgressive sand, Moody''s Branch Formation (Upper Eocene), Louisiana and Mississippi. Unpublished M.A. Thesis, University of Texas at Austin 1-140 [T. Hansen/M. Sommers/A. Clement]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 1288: authorized by Thor Hansen, entered by Mike Sommers on 08.04.1999, edited by Jocelyn Sessa

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Actinopterygii indet. ray-finned fish
Echinoidea indet. Leske 1778 sea urchin
pieces of echinoids
Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
2 species
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
"Glycymeris idoneus" = Glycymeris idonea
"Glycymeris idoneus" = Glycymeris idonea Conrad 1865 clam
originally entered as "Glycymerus idoneus"
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Eburneopecten scintillatus Conrad 1854 scallop
 Ostreida - Pteriidae
Pteria limula Conrad 1833 pearl oyster
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Lucina curta" = Myrtaea (Myrtaea) curta Conrad 1865 clam
Saxolucina gaufia Harris 1946 clam
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
"Corbula willistoni" = Caryocorbula willistoni Meyer 1885 clam
 Cardiida - Ungulinidae
Diplodonta ungulina Conrad 1833 clam
 Cardiida - Kelliellidae
Alveinus minutus Conrad 1865 clam
 Cardiida - Mactridae
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Callista annexa Conrad 1865 venus clam
Pitar securiformis Conrad 1865 venus clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Tellinidae indet. Blainville 1814 tellin clam
 Cardiida - Semelidae
Abra nitens Lea 1833 abra
 Carditida - Carditidae
Pleuromeris inflator clam
"Venericardia parva" = Venericardia (Pleuromeris) parva Lea 1833 clam
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
 Nuculanida - Nuculanidae
Calorhadia mater Meyer 1885 pointed nut clam
 Nuculanida - Yoldiidae
Yoldia sp. Möller 1842 clam
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
"Nucula sphenopsis" = Nucula (Nucula) sphenopsis
"Nucula sphenopsis" = Nucula (Nucula) sphenopsis Conrad 1865 nut clam
 Gadilida - Gadilidae
Cadulus sp. Philippi 1844 tusk shell
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1795 snail
misc. gastropods, 3 species
 Sorbeoconcha - Naticidae
Euspira jacksonensis Harris and Palmer 1947 moon snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Rostellariidae
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
Bullata semen Lea 1833 volute
 Cerithioidea - Turritellidae
"Turritella arenicola" = Kapalmerella arenicola, "Turritella alveata" = Kapalmerella alveata, Turritella sp.
"Turritella arenicola" = Kapalmerella arenicola Conrad 1865 turret shell
"Turritella alveata" = Kapalmerella alveata Conrad 1854 turret shell
Turritella sp. Lamarck 1799 turret shell
 Opisthobranchia - Retusidae