Techeva Creek (H-79-12-4) (Eocene to of the United States)

Also known as H-79-12-4

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, silty, calcareous sandstone

• "fairpreservation. large otoliths and vertebrae in sample. abundant large G. idoneus. this sample was taken from the Glycymeria shell bed."

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 Unpublished M.A. Thesis, University of Texas at Austin 1-140 [T. Hansen/M. Sommers/A. Clement]more details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 1289: authorized by Thor Hansen, entered by Mike Sommers on 08.04.1999, edited by Jocelyn Sessa

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Endopachys maclurii Lea 1833 stony coral
Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
misc. bivalves, 1 species
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
"Glycymeris idoneus" = Glycymeris idonea
"Glycymeris idoneus" = Glycymeris idonea Conrad 1865 clam
 Ostreida - Pteriidae
Pteria limula Conrad 1833 pearl oyster
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Lucina curta" = Myrtaea (Myrtaea) curta
"Lucina curta" = Myrtaea (Myrtaea) curta Conrad 1865 clam
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
"Corbula willistoni" = Caryocorbula willistoni
"Corbula willistoni" = Caryocorbula willistoni Meyer 1885 clam
 Cardiida - Ungulinidae
Diplodonta ungulina Conrad 1833 clam
 Cardiida - Mactridae
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Callista annexa Conrad 1865 venus clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Tellinidae indet. Blainville 1814 tellin clam
 Carditida - Carditidae
"Venericardia diversidentata" = Venericardia (Rotundicardia) diversidentata Meyer 1885 clam
Pleuromeris sp. Conrad 1867 clam
 Nuculanida - Nuculanidae
Calorhadia mater Meyer 1885 pointed nut clam
 Nuculanida - Yoldiidae
Yoldia sp. Möller 1842 clam
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1795 snail
misc. gastropods, 2 species
 Neotaenioglossa - Calyptraeidae
"Calyptraea aperta" = Calyptraea (Trochita) aperta
"Calyptraea aperta" = Calyptraea (Trochita) aperta Solander 1766 slipper shell
originally entered as "Calyptrea aperta"
 Sorbeoconcha - Hipponicidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Naticidae
Euspira jacksonensis Harris and Palmer 1947 moon snail
 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
 Heterostropha - Mathildidae
Mathilda regularis Meyer 1886 snail