K-1 & K-1B (0-100 ft), Eniwetok Atol: Holocene, Marshall Islands
collected by ONR and USGS 1951

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Gastropoda - Cypraeidae
Cypraea (Monetaria) moneta (Linnaeus 1758)
recombined as Monetaria moneta
Bivalvia - Cardiida - Chamidae
Chama sp. Linnaeus 1758
Ulvophyceae - Bryopsidales - Halimedaceae
Halimeda sp. Lamouroux 1812
see common names

Country:Marshall Islands
Coordinates: 11.7° North, 162.3° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:11.0° North, 163.8° East
Basis of coordinate:estimated from map
Geographic resolution:small collection
Period:Quaternary Epoch:Holocene
Key time interval:Holocene
Age range of interval:0.01170 - 0.00000 m.y. ago
Local section:K-1B Local bed:50 ft
Local order:top to bottom
Regional section:Eniwetok Atol Regional bed:50 ft
Regional order:top to bottom
Stratigraphic resolution:group of beds
Stratigraphy comments: STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From an undifferentiated lithostratigraphic unit. AGE: Holocene, on the basis of stratigraphic position. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: A composite list from several beds within this section of drill core, from 0-100 ft.
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology:coarse,shelly/skeletal unlithified calcareous conglomerate
Includes fossils?Y
Lithology description: SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Gravel, coarse, unconsolidated; made up of fragments of nodular encrusting algal and branching coral, fresh shells, and segments of algae. LITHIFICATION: Unlithified, based on figured specimens and facies description.
Environment:shallow subtidal indet.
Geology comments: ENVIRONMENT: Carbonate facies. Shallow water. No paleoenvironmental data presented.
Modes of preservation:body
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Articulated whole bodies:some
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:core,field collection
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Museum repositories:UNSM
Collectors:ONR and USGS Collection dates:1951
Collection method comments: COLLECTOR: Office of Naval Research and USGS, 1951. REPOSITORY: USNM.
Taxonomic list comments:COEVERAGE: Representative, but not exhaustive of bivalvia and gastropoda. NOMENCLATURE: Mixture of some slightly antiquated and broad identifications and more modern nomenclature, subgenus- and species-level identifications from an authoritative publication. IDENTIFIER: H. S. Ladd.
Database number:43325
Authorizer:A. Hendy Enterer:A. Hendy
Modifier:A. Hendy Research group:marine invertebrate
Created:2004-08-12 02:43:37 Last modified:2013-11-25 13:37:23
Access level:authorizer only Released:2005-08-12 02:43:37
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

11427. H. S. Ladd and S.O. Schlanger. 1960. Drilling operations on Eniwetok Atoll. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 260(Y):863-903 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]

Secondary references:

26223 H. S. Ladd. 1966. Chitons and Gastropods (Haliotidae through Adeorbidae) from Western Pacific Islands. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 531:1-98 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/J. Millet]
26328 H. S. Ladd. 1982. Cenozoic fossil mollusks from Western Pacific Islands; Gastropods (Volutidae through Terebridae). United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 1171:1-100 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]