YPM bulk sample - Beauport [Champlain Clay] (Pleistocene of Canada)

Where: Quebec, Canada (45.9° N, 71.2° W: paleocoordinates 45.9° N, 71.2° 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.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shoreface; unlithified siltstone

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

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original aragonite

Collected by Packard; reposited in the YPM

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 Unpublished census data from Atlantic coastal plain and circum-Caribbean Neogene assemblages and taxonomic opinions.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 80135: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 06.04.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• TAXONOMY: Identified by A. Hendy; nomenclature based on revision of Abbott (1970).
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Chlamys (Chlamys) islandica Müller 1776 scallop
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
"Mytilus (Mytilus) edulis" = Mytilus edulis
"Mytilus (Mytilus) edulis" = Mytilus edulis Linnaeus 1758 mussel
 Carditida - Astartidae
Astarte montagui Dillwyn 1817 clam
 Pholadida - Myidae
Mya (Arenomya) arenaria Linnaeus 1758 softshell clam
Mya (Mya) truncata Linnaeus 1758 softshell clam
 Hiatellida - Hiatellidae
"Hiatella arctica" = Hiatella (Hiatella) arctica
"Hiatella arctica" = Hiatella (Hiatella) arctica Linnaeus 1767 clam
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
Buccinum sp. Linnaeus 1758 true whelk