Leisey Shell Pit (Lower Shell Bed) (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Hillsborough County, Florida (27.7° N, 82.4° W: paleocoordinates 27.7° N, 82.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Irvingtonian (1.8 - 0.3 Ma)

• SOURCE: collection from 4.3 m thick "Lower shell bed", of Bermont Formation. STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: overlies unconformably dolomite of the Arcadia Formation (Miocene) and is overlain by the "Bone Bed", also of the Bermont Formation. BIOSTRATIGRAPHY: apparently an Irvingtonian mammal age, Early Pleistocene.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; unlithified, shelly/skeletal, blue, sandy mixed carbonate-siliciclastic sediments

• ENVIRONMENT: originally assigned "terrestrial",
• Bluish, sandy, massive shell bed.

Primary reference: K. F. Downing and R. S. White. 1995. The cingulates (Xenarthra) of the Leisey Shell Pit local fauna (Irvingtonian), Hillsborough County, Florida. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 37(12):375-396 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 20399: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.10.1995

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Taxonomic list

 Xenarthra - Glyptodontidae
"Glyptotherium arizonae" = Glyptotherium texanum
"Glyptotherium arizonae" = Glyptotherium texanum Osborn 1903 glyptodon