TU 819 - Farley Creek, south bank, 0.2 miles west of Fla Hwy 275 (Miocene of the United States)

Where: Calhoun County, Florida (30.5° N, 85.2° W: paleocoordinates 30.9° N, 81.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Chipola Formation (Alum Bluff Group), Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• LITHOSTRATIGRAPHY: From the Chipola Fm of the Alum Bluff Gp, for which lithostratigraphic relationships are not discussed. AGE: late Early Miocene, on the basis of macro fossil biostratigraphy; direct date from 87Sr/86Sr isotope dating of fossils from elsewhere in Chipola Fm [=Burdigalian age]. STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From unknown position within formation.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; unlithified, calcareous marl and unlithified, calcareous sandstone

• ENVIRONMENT: Not discussed in text.
• LITHOLOGY: Marls, sands, clays, for the most part unconsolidated, in places highly calcareous. LITHIIFCATION: Unlithified, on the basis of figured specimens.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original aragonite

Collected by Vokes & Vokes; reposited in the FLMNH, USNM

Collection methods: surface (in situ),


Primary reference: L. Dolin. 1991. Cypraeoidea and Lamellarioidea (Mollusca: Gastropoda), from the Chipola Formation (late early Miocene) of northwestern Florida. Tulane Studies in Geology and Paleontology 24(1-2):1-60 [P. Wagner/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 179696: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Pete Wagner on 24.06.2016

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Limited to taxa described in taxonomic treatments. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication with modern nomenclature and species-resolution identifications.
 Velutinoidea - Triviidae
Trivia juliae Dolin 1991 snail
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
"Erronea (Adusta) tumulus" = Zonaria tumulus, Trona leporina, Talparia (Talparia) mariaelisabethae, "Zoila willcoxi" = Cypraeorbis willcoxi, "Zoila arlettae" = Cypraeorbis arlettae
"Erronea (Adusta) tumulus" = Zonaria tumulus Heilprin 1886 cowry
Trona leporina Lamarck 1810 cowry
Trona leporina calhounensis
"Zoila willcoxi" = Cypraeorbis willcoxi Dall 1890 cowry
"Zoila arlettae" = Cypraeorbis arlettae Dolin 1991 cowry