Locality WA 17 - Unit 1B (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 1B, Pliocene age Bear Bluff Fm. Unit 1B is a 2 ft thick sandstone, gradationally underlying unit 1C of the Bear Bluff Fm and gradationally overling units 1A of the Waccamaw Fm. Basinal/regional section name: Waccamaw River.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• No environmental information reported.
• Sand, quartz, fine to medium, subangular to subrounded, slightly to moderately frosted, moderately indurated, very pale orange.

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 60920: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 27.05.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Exhaustive for mollusca, but containing common forms, with excellent nomenclature.
 Sessilia - Balanidae
Balanus sp. Da Costa 1778 barnacle
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Chlamys eboreus" = Carolinapecten eboreus Conrad 1833 scallop
Amusium mortoni Ravenel 1844 scallop
Chlamys sp. Röding 1798 scallop
 Pectinida - Plicatulidae
"Plicatula marginata" = Plicatula gibbosa
"Plicatula marginata" = Plicatula gibbosa Lamarck 1801 scallop
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
"Ostrea sculpturata" = Conradostrea sculpturata Conrad 1840 oyster
 Carditida - Carditidae
"Cardita granulata" = Cyclocardia granulata
"Cardita granulata" = Cyclocardia granulata Say 1824 clam
 Hiatellida - Hiatellidae
Panopea sp. Menard 1807 clam