MCZ Cronin Loc. Q-14 [Champlain Clay] (Pleistocene of Canada)

Where: Quebec, Canada (45.2° N, 73.3° W: paleocoordinates 45.2° N, 73.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Champlain Clay Formation, Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the "Champlain Clay". AGE: Late Pleistocene (late Wisconsinan). STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: Reworked till.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shoreface; unlithified, pebbly, shelly/skeletal siltstone

• ENVIRONMENT: Very shallow-marine, fine-grained siliciclastic environment.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Pebbly silt. LITHIFICATION: Unlithified, based on observation of specimens.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original aragonite

Collected by Cronin; reposited in the FMNH

Collection methods: bulk, sieve,


Primary reference: A. J. W. Hendy, D. P. Buick, K. V. Bulinski, C. A. Ferguson, and A. I. Miller. 2008. Unpublished census data from Atlantic coastal plain and circum-Caribbean Neogene assemblages and taxonomic opinions. [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 80042: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 01.04.2008

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Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for gastropod and bivalvia. TAXONOMY: Identified by A. Hendy.
 Pholadida - Myidae
Mya (Arenomya) arenaria Linnaeus 1758 softshell clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
"Macoma (Macoma) balthica" = Macoma balthica
"Macoma (Macoma) balthica" = Macoma balthica Linnaeus 1758 tellin clam
 Hiatellida - Hiatellidae
"Hiatella arctica" = Hiatella (Hiatella) arctica
"Hiatella arctica" = Hiatella (Hiatella) arctica Linnaeus 1767 clam