Locality WA 17 - Unit 1D (Bear Bluff Fm) (Pliocene of the United States)

Where: Horry County, South Carolina (33.9° N, 78.8° W: paleocoordinates 34.0° N, 78.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Bear Bluff Formation, Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• From unit 1D, Pliocene age Bear Bluff Fm. Unit 1D is a 1 ft thick sandstone, underlying unit 2 of the Bear Bluff Fm and the basal unit (3) of the 5 ft thick Waccamaw Fm, and overlies units 1A-C of the Waccamaw Fm gradationally. Basinal/regional section name: Waccamaw River

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; poorly lithified, fine-grained, medium, shelly/skeletal, brown sandstone

• No environmental information reported.
• Sand, quartz, fine to medium, subangular to subrounded, slightly to moderately frosted, moderately indurated, very pale orange, scallops convex side up and abundant, foraminifers common.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying,

• Unknown repository

Primary reference: J. R. DuBar. 1971. Neogene Stratigraphy of the lower Coast Plain of the Carolinas. Atlantic Coastal Plain Geological Association 12th Annual Field Conference [A. Miller/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 60918: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 27.05.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Exhaustive for mollusca, with excellent nomenclature.
Maxillopoda
 Sessilia - Balanidae
Balanus sp. Da Costa 1778 barnacle
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
"Anadara transversa" = Anadara (Larkinia) transversa
"Anadara transversa" = Anadara (Larkinia) transversa Say 1822 ark
Subspecies: A. transversa improcera
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
Glycymeris americana Defrance 1826 clam
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Chlamys eboreus" = Carolinapecten eboreus, Chlamys sp.
"Chlamys eboreus" = Carolinapecten eboreus Conrad 1833 scallop
Chlamys sp. Röding 1798 scallop
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
"Ostrea sculpturata" = Conradostrea sculpturata
"Ostrea sculpturata" = Conradostrea sculpturata Conrad 1840 oyster
 Carditida - Carditidae
"Cardita granulata" = Cyclocardia granulata
"Cardita granulata" = Cyclocardia granulata Say 1824 clam
Echinoidea
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Echinoidea indet. Leske 1778 sea urchin