Bunker Hill (H-79-10-4) (Eocene to of the United States)

Also known as H-79-10

Where: Caldwell County, Louisiana (32.0° N, 92.0° W: paleocoordinates 33.1° N, 82.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• 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, argillaceous, calcareous siltstone

• "fairly well preserved, not much wear but shells are very fragile. shells mostly small. otoliths present."

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 Unpublished M.A. Thesis, University of Texas at Austin 1-140 [T. Hansen/M. Sommers/A. Clement]more details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 1419: authorized by Thor Hansen, entered by Mike Sommers on 13.04.1999

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Endopachys maclurii Lea 1833 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Fungiidae
? Discotrochus sp. Milne-Edwards 1848 stony coral
originally entered as "? Discotrochus sp."
Gnathostomata
  -
Actinopterygii indet. ray-finned fish
otoliths
Bivalvia
  -
Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
misc. bivalves, 1 species
 Arcida - Limopsidae
Limopsis radiata Meyer 1885 clam
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Eburneopecten scintillatus Conrad 1854 scallop
Chlamys nupera Conrad 1854 scallop
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Lucina curta" = Myrtaea (Myrtaea) curta
"Lucina curta" = Myrtaea (Myrtaea) curta Conrad 1865 clam
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
Corbula densata Conrad 1854 clam
(Caryocorbula)
 Cardiida - Kelliellidae
Alveinus minutus Conrad 1865 clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Tellinidae indet. Blainville 1814 tellin clam
Tellinids
 Cardiida - Semelidae
? Abra nitens Lea 1833 abra
jacksonia - originally entered as "? Abra nitens"
 Carditida - Carditidae
"Venericardia diversidentata" = Venericardia (Rotundicardia) diversidentata
"Venericardia diversidentata" = Venericardia (Rotundicardia) diversidentata Meyer 1885 clam
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
 Nuculanida - Nuculanidae
Hilgardia multilineata Conrad 1854 pointed nut clam
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
Nucula cf. smithvillensis Stenzel and Twining 1957 nut clam
originally entered as "Nucula cf. smithvillensis"
Scaphopoda
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae
? Dentalium sp. Linnaeus 1758 tusk shell
originally entered as "? Dentalium sp."
Gastropoda
  -
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1795 snail
misc. gastropods, 2 species
 Sorbeoconcha - Hipponicidae
Hipponix pygmaea hoof shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Naticidae
Natica permunda Conrad 1854 moon snail
 Cerithioidea - Turritellidae
"Turritella alveata" = Kapalmerella alveata, Turritella sp.
"Turritella alveata" = Kapalmerella alveata Conrad 1854 turret shell
Turritella sp. Lamarck 1799 turret shell
 Heterostropha - Pyramidellidae
? Pyramidella meyeri Cossmann 1893 snail
originally entered as "? Pyramidella meyeri"