AWi-20 (Naheola Fm) (Paleocene of the United States)

Where: Wilcox County, Alabama (32.0° N, 87.3° W: paleocoordinates 34.7° N, 68.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Coal Bluff Member (Naheola Formation), Paleocene (66.0 - 56.0 Ma)

• Local section name: AWi-20

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; poorly lithified, glauconitic, gray, green sandstone

Size class: mesofossils

Primary reference: L. D. Toulmin. 1977. Stratigraphic Distribution of Paleocene and Eocene Fossils in the Eastern Gulf Coast Region. Geological Survey of Alabama, Monograph 13(1):1-602 [M. Patzkowsky/K. Layou/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 2925: authorized by Mark Patzkowsky, entered by Karen Layou on 22.07.1999

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Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Flabellidae
Flabellum conoideum Vaughan 1900 stony coral
Bivalvia
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
"Nucula mediavia" = Nucula (Nucula) mediavia
"Nucula mediavia" = Nucula (Nucula) mediavia Harris 1896 nut clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
? Pitar sp. Römer 1857 venus clam
originally entered as "Pitar? sp."
 Carditida - Astartidae
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
Crassatella cf. ioannes clam
originally entered as "Crassatella cf. ioannes"
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
Glycymeris idonea Conrad 1865 clam
"idonea subsp." - originally entered as "Glycymeris idonea subsp."
 Arcida - Cucullaeidae
Gastropoda
 Sorbeoconcha - Rostellariidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Naticidae
Natica sp. Scopoli 1777 moon snail
 Cerithioidea - Turritellidae
Turritella aldrichi turret shell
Turritella levicunea turret shell
Mesalia bowlesi turret shell
Mesalia alabamiensis bowlesi
Scaphopoda
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae