Garland Creek (Eocene to of the United States)

Also known as H-80-9

Where: Clarke County, Mississippi (31.9° N, 88.7° W: paleocoordinates 32.7° N, 79.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Moodys Branch Formation, Lutetian to Lutetian (47.8 - 33.9 Ma)

• "Late Lutetian - early Priabonian." (T. Hansen, pers. comm.)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; unlithified, burrowed, glauconitic, argillaceous, calcareous siltstone

• "good preservation. otoliths, bryozoans, glauconized shell fragments."

Collection methods: bulk, mechanical, sieve,

Primary reference: S. R. Elder. 1981. Fossil assemblages of a marine transgressive sand, Moody''s Branch Formation (Upper Eocene), Louisiana and Mississippi. Unpublished M.A. Thesis, University of Texas at Austin 1-140 [T. Hansen/M. Sommers/A. Clement]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 1434: authorized by Thor Hansen, entered by Mike Sommers on 13.04.1999, edited by Jocelyn Sessa

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
  -
Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
misc. bivalves, 2 species
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Eburneopecten scintillatus Conrad 1854 scallop
Chlamys nupera Conrad 1854 scallop
 Ostreida - Pinnidae
? Atrina sp. Gray 1842 oyster
originally entered as "? Atrina sp."
 Carditida - Astartidae
Lirodiscus jacksonensis Meyer 1885 clam
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
 Carditida - Carditidae
"Venericardia diversidentata" = Venericardia (Rotundicardia) diversidentata Meyer 1885 clam
Pleuromeris inflatior clam
jacksonensis
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
"Corbula densata" = Caryocorbula densata Conrad 1854 clam
 Cardiida - Kelliellidae
Alveinus minutus Conrad 1865 clam
 Cardiida - Mactridae
 Cardiida - Ungulinidae
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Pitar securiformis Conrad 1865 venus clam
Callista annexa Conrad 1865 venus clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Tellinidae indet. Blainville 1814 tellin clam
Tellinids
 Cardiida - Semelidae
Abra nitens Lea 1833 abra
jacksonia
 Pholadomyida - Pholadomyidae
Homomya hamatoides clam
originally entered as "Horomya hamatoides"
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Lucina curta" = Myrtaea (Myrtaea) curta
"Lucina curta" = Myrtaea (Myrtaea) curta Conrad 1865 clam
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
"Nucula spheniopsis" = Nucula (Nucula) sphenopsis Conrad 1865 nut clam
Nucula cf. smithvillensis Stenzel and Twining 1957 nut clam
originally entered as "Nucula cf. smithvillensis"
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
Calorhadia mater Meyer 1885 pointed nut clam
Hilgardia multilineata Conrad 1854 pointed nut clam
Gastropoda
  -
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
misc. gastropods
 Thecosomata - Cavoliniidae
Clio simplex Meyer 1886 snail
 Cephalaspidea - Retusidae
 Cephalaspidea - Cylichnidae
Abderospira leblanci Palmer 1947 snail
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
Tritonatractus pearlensis Aldrich 1885 snail
originally entered as "Tritonoatractus pearlensis"
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
Pleurofusia fluctuosa Harris 1937 turrid
Hemisurcula perexilis Aldrich 1886 turrid
 Stromboidea - Rostellariidae
 Vanikoroidea - Hipponicidae
Hipponix pygmaea hoof shell
 Vanikoroidea - Eulimidae
Melanella jacksonensis de Gregorio 1890 snail
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
"Calyptraea aperta" = Calyptraea (Trochita) aperta
"Calyptraea aperta" = Calyptraea (Trochita) aperta Solander 1766 slipper shell
originally entered as "Calyptrea aperta"
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
"Turritella arenicola" = Kapalmerella arenicola, "Turritella alveata" = Kapalmerella alveata, "Turritella ? perdita" = Haustator perdita
"Turritella arenicola" = Kapalmerella arenicola Conrad 1865 turret shell
"Turritella alveata" = Kapalmerella alveata Conrad 1854 turret shell
"Turritella ? perdita" = Haustator perdita Conrad 1865 turret shell
originally entered as "Turritella ? perdita"
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Bittium koeneni cerith snail
 Heterostropha - Acteonidae
Tornatellaea lata, "Actaeon annectens" = Acteon annectens
Tornatellaea lata Conrad 1834 snail
originally entered as "Ternatellaea lata"
"Actaeon annectens" = Acteon annectens Meyer 1885 snail
originally entered as "Acteon annectens"
 Tectibranchia - Scaphandridae
Mnestia meyeri Cossmann 1893 snail
Scaphopoda
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae
Dentalium sp. Linnaeus 1758 tusk shell
Bryozoa
  -
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
bryozoa
Gnathostomata
  -
Actinopterygii indet. ray-finned fish
otoliths