Chickasawhay River (H-80-8-3) (Eocene to of the United States)

Also known as H-80-8

Where: Clarke County, Mississippi (31.9° N, 88.7° W: paleocoordinates 32.7° N, 79.3° 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

• mixed with sands as well. "fair - good preservation."

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 Unpublished M.A. Thesis, University of Texas at Austin 1-140 [T. Hansen/M. Sommers/A. Clement]more details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 1431: authorized by Thor Hansen, entered by Mike Sommers on 13.04.1999, edited by Jocelyn Sessa

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Eburneopecten scintillatus Conrad 1854 scallop
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Lucina curta" = Myrtaea (Myrtaea) curta
"Lucina curta" = Myrtaea (Myrtaea) curta Conrad 1865 clam
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
 Cardiida - Ungulinidae
Timothynus bulla Conrad 1865 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
Tellinids
 Thraciida - Periplomatidae
 Carditida - Carditidae
"Venericardia diversidentata" = Venericardia (Rotundicardia) diversidentata Meyer 1885 clam
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
 Nuculanida - Nuculanidae
Calorhadia mater Meyer 1885 pointed nut clam
Nuculana sp. Link 1807 pointed nut clam
Hilgardia multilineata Conrad 1854 pointed nut clam
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
"Nucula spheniopsis" = Nucula (Nucula) sphenopsis Conrad 1865 nut clam
Nucula cf. smithvillensis Stenzel and Twining 1957 nut clam
originally entered as "Nucula cf. smithvillensis"
Gastropoda
  -
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1795 snail
misc. gastropods, 2 species
 Trochoidea - Skeneidae
Solariorbis subangulatus Meyer 1886 snail
originally entered as "Solariorbus subangulatus"
 Neotaenioglossa - Calyptraeidae
"Calyptraea aperta" = Calyptraea (Trochita) aperta
"Calyptraea aperta" = Calyptraea (Trochita) aperta Solander 1766 slipper shell
originally entered as "Calyptrea aperta"
 Sorbeoconcha - Hipponicidae
Hipponix pygmaea hoof shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Naticidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Rostellariidae
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
Tritonatractus pearlensis Aldrich 1885 snail
originally entered as "Tritonoatractus pearlensis"
 Cerithioidea - Turritellidae
"Turritella arenicola" = Kapalmerella arenicola, "Turritella alveata" = Kapalmerella alveata
"Turritella arenicola" = Kapalmerella arenicola Conrad 1865 turret shell
"Turritella alveata" = Kapalmerella alveata Conrad 1854 turret shell
 Thecosomata - Cavoliniidae
Clio ? simplex Meyer 1886 snail
originally entered as "Clio ? simplex"
 Opisthobranchia - Retusidae
 Heterostropha - Pyramidellidae
Pyramidella meyeri Cossmann 1893 snail
 Heterostropha - Acteonidae
"Actaeon idoneus" = Acteon idoneus
"Actaeon idoneus" = Acteon idoneus Conrad 1833 snail
originally entered as "Acteon idoneus"