Shiloh Road, Quitman, MS; oyster bed near base, bag #1 (Eocene of the United States)

Also known as MCl-5-a

Where: Clarke County, Mississippi (32.0° N, 88.7° W: paleocoordinates 32.7° N, 79.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Potterchitto Member (Cook Mountain Formation), Bartonian (41.3 - 38.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; unlithified, glauconitic, argillaceous, calcareous sandstone

Size class: mesofossils

Preservation: original aragonite, original calcite

Collection methods: bulk, mechanical, sieve,

Primary reference: L. C. Ivany. 1997. Faunal stability and environmental change in the middle Eocene Gulf Coastal Plain (PhD Thesis, Harvard University). 1-221 [L. Ivany/L. Ivany/A. Clement]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 2444: authorized by Linda Ivany, entered by Linda Ivany on 05.07.1999, edited by Jocelyn Sessa

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• includes all countable macrofossils but bivalves, does include oysters
Hexactinellida
 Innaecoeliida - Craticulariidae
Pleurostoma adolescens glass sponge
originally entered as "Pleurotoma adolescens"
Pleurostoma (Bela) rebeccae glass sponge
"Pleurotoma" (Bela) - originally entered as "Pleurotoma rebeccae"
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Turbinoliidae
Turbinolia pharetra Lea 1833 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Flabellidae
Flabellum cuneiforme Lonsdale 1845 stony coral
F. c. pachyphyllum
 Scleractinia - Fungiidae
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Endopachys maclurii Lea 1833 stony coral
Gastropoda
  -
Gastropoda "sp. G" Cuvier 1795 snail
Gastropod G
Gastropoda "sp. M" Cuvier 1795 snail
Gastopod M
Gastropoda "sp. N" Cuvier 1795 snail
Gastropod N
Gastropoda "sp. 1" Cuvier 1795 snail
limpet #1
Gastropoda "sp. 2" Cuvier 1795 snail
limpet #2
 Opisthobranchia - Retusidae
 Opisthobranchia - Cylichnidae
Abderospira aldrichi Langdon 1886 snail
 Heterostropha - Pyramidellidae
 Heterostropha - Architectonicidae
Architectonica elaborata Conrad 1833 sundial
"Architectonica scrobiculata" = Patulaxis scrobiculata Conrad 1833 snail
 Heterostropha - Acteonidae
"Actaeon pomilius" = Acteon
"Actaeon pomilius" = Acteon snail
originally entered as "Acteon pomilius"
 Trochoidea - Skeneidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Vitrinellidae
Vitrinella sp. Adams 1850 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cassidae
"Phalium brevicostatum" = Cassis brevicostatus
"Phalium brevicostatum" = Cassis brevicostatus Conrad 1834 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Ficidae
Fusoficula angelinensis, "Ficopsis penita" = Ficus
Fusoficula angelinensis Harris 1919 fig shell
"Ficopsis penita" = Ficus fig shell
 Neogastropoda - Costellariidae
Pyramimitra terebraeformis Conrad 1848 ribbed mitre
Conomitra texana ribbed mitre
C. t. orangeburgensis
 Neogastropoda - Borsoniidae
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
Lyrosurcula dalli turrid
L. d. quadricosta
Coronia childreni Lea 1833 turrid
Michela trabeatoides Harris 1895 turrid
 Neogastropoda - Raphitomidae
Raphitoma sp. Monterosato 1884 snail
 Neogastropoda - Marginellidae
"Prunum (Leptegouana) columba" = Prunum (Microspira)
"Prunum (Leptegouana) columba" = Prunum (Microspira) margin shell
originally entered as "Prunum (Leptegouana) columba"
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
Bullata semen Lea 1833 volute
 Neogastropoda - Melongenidae
Levifusus sp. Conrad 1865 snail
n. sp.?
Levifusus mortoniopsis snail
Levifusus mortoniopsis 9 and Levifusus mortoniopsis carexus 5
 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
Mitrella (Clinurella) bucciniformis snail
Mitrella (Clinurella)
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
Latirus moorei Gabb 1860 snail
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
Pseudoliva vetusta Conrad 1833 true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
Trigonostoma ? aurorae snail
originally entered as "Trigonostoma aurorae?"
Trigonostoma babylonicum Lea 1833 snail
Trigonostoma gemmatum Conrad 1833 snail
Trigonostoma panones snail
T. p. juniperum
 Sorbeoconcha - Hipponicidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Naticidae
Naticidae indet. Guilding 1834 moon snail
Sinum inconstans moon snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Triforidae
Cerithiella sp. Verrill 1882 snail
sp. B
 Neotaenioglossa - Calyptraeidae
"Calyptraea aperta" = Calyptraea (Trochita) aperta Solander 1766 slipper shell
Crepidula lirata Conrad 1833 slipper shell
 Vanikoroidea - Eulimidae
Eulima extremis Aldrich 1911 snail
Balcis sp. Leach 1847 snail
multiple species
 Cerithioidea - Turritellidae
Turritella sp. Lamarck 1799 turret shell
all species
 Cerithioidea - Thiaridae
 Epitonioidea - Epitoniidae
Bivalvia
 Carditida - Carditidae
"Venericardia rotunda" = Venericardia (Rotundicardia) rotunda Lea 1833 clam
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
Bathytormus sp. Stewart 1930 clam
 Carditida - Astartidae
Lirodiscus smithvillensis Harris 1895 clam
Lirodiscus smithvillensis var.
 Poromyida - Verticordiidae
 Cardiida - Semelidae
Abra nitens Lea 1833 abra
 Pholadida - Pholadidae
Pholadidae indet. Lamarck 1809 clam
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
 Arcida - Limopsidae
Limopsis aviculoides Conrad 1862 clam
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
Glycymeris lisbonensis Harris 1919 clam
 Arcida - Arcidae
Barbatia (Acar) aspera Conrad 1854 miniature ark
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Cubitostrea sellaeformis Conrad 1832 oyster
 Pectinida - Plicatulidae
Plicatula filamentosa Conrad 1833 scallop
Plicatula filamentosa var.
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Chlamys wahtubbeana Dall 1898 scallop
Eburneopecten scintillatus Conrad 1854 scallop
 Nuculanida - Nuculanidae
Calorhadia mater Meyer 1885 pointed nut clam
Nuculana sp. Link 1807 pointed nut clam
Nuculana multilineata pointed nut clam
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
"Nucula magnifica" = Nucula (Nucula) magnifica
"Nucula magnifica" = Nucula (Nucula) magnifica Conrad 1833 nut clam
Gymnolaemata
 Cheilostomata - Lepraliellidae
"Holoporella granulosa" = Celleporaria
"Holoporella granulosa" = Celleporaria
 Cheilostomata - Lunulitidae
Lunulitidae "sp. A" Lagaaij 1952
lunulitid A