Locality WA 17 - Unit 1A (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 1A, Pliocene age Bear Bluff Fm. Unit 1A is a 1 ft thick sandstone, gradationally underlying unit 1B of the Bear Bluff Fm at the base of the section. 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, 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 60931: 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.
 Sessilia - Balanidae
Balanus sp. Da Costa 1778 barnacle
 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
 Pectinida - Plicatulidae
"Plicatula marginata" = Plicatula gibbosa
"Plicatula marginata" = Plicatula gibbosa Lamarck 1801 scallop
 Pectinida - Anomiidae
Anomia simplex d'Orbigny 1845 jingle
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
"Ostrea sculpturata" = Conradostrea sculpturata Conrad 1840 oyster
 Carditida - Carditidae
"Cardita granulata" = Cyclocardia granulata
"Cardita granulata" = Cyclocardia granulata Say 1824 clam
 Cardiida - Chamidae
Chama gardnerae jewel box
 Cardiida - Veneridae
"Chione latilirata" = Lirophora (Lirophora) latilirata
"Chione latilirata" = Lirophora (Lirophora) latilirata Conrad 1841 venus clam
Subspecies: C. latlirata athleta
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
"Nucula proxima" = Nucula (Nucula) proxima
"Nucula proxima" = Nucula (Nucula) proxima Say 1820 Atlantic Nut Clam
Echinoidea indet. Leske 1778 sea urchin