Unspecified localities [Caloosahatchee Formation] (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Florida (26.5° N, 82.0° W: paleocoordinates 26.6° N, 81.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Caloosahatchee Formation, Early/Lower Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.8 Ma)

• AGE: Data a composite of Caloosahatchee Formation localities in Florida. "Scott (1992) suggested grouping the latest Pliocene through late Pleistocene Caloosahatchee..........Formations in to a single lithostratigraphic entity, the Okeechobee formation (informal).". Assigned here to an Early Pleistocene age.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; shelly/skeletal sandstone and shelly/skeletal, sandy limestone

• Geology not specified for Caloosahatchee Formation
• Lithologic data not specified for Caloosahatchee Formation. From FGS source: "The Caloosahatchee Formation consists of fossiliferous quartz sand with variable amounts of carbonate matrix interbedded with variable sandy, shelly limestones.....Fresh water limestones are commonly present within this unit."

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Compilation of known taxa from Caloosahatchee Formation, Florida State. Comprises range on unspecified collecting techniques.

Primary reference: C. W. Oyen and R. W. Portell. 2001. Diversity patterns and biostratigraphy of Cenozoic echinodems from Florida. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 166:193-218 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 35025: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 25.10.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Complete checklist of echinoid taxa for Caloosahatchee Formation of Florida. Also other taxa present in formation, not discussed or listed. From FGS source: "Mollusks are typically the predominant fossils, along with corals, bryozoans, echinoids, and vertebrates.
Maxillopoda
 Sessilia - Pyrgomatidae
Pyrgoma preftoridanum6 Brooks and Ross 1960 coral barnacle
 Sessilia - Chelonibiidae
Chelonibia sp.6 Leach 1817 turtle barnacle
Chelonibia testudinaria6 Linnaeus 1758 turtle barnacle
 Sessilia - Balanidae
Balanus sp.6 Da Costa 1778 barnacle
Balanus niveus6 Darwin 1854 barnacle
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
"Corbula (Bothrocorbula) wilcoxii" = Bothrocorbula wilcoxii1
"Corbula (Bothrocorbula) wilcoxii" = Bothrocorbula wilcoxii1 Dall 1898 clam
 Protobranchia - Manzanellidae
Nucinella woodii n. sp.7 Dall 1898 Wood's Little Nut Clam
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
 Neogastropoda - Nassariidae
Ilyanassa sp.5 Stimpson 1865 snail
 Neogastropoda - Melongenidae
"Sinistrofulgur aff. obrapum" = Busycon5
"Sinistrofulgur aff. obrapum" = Busycon5 whelk
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Vokesinotus lepidotus5 Dall 1890 murex snail
Murexiella (Subpterynotus) textilis8 Gabb 1873 murex snail
"Murexiella (Murexiella) macgintyi" = Murexiella macgintyi8 Smith 1938 murex snail
Chicoreus (Phyllonotus) pomum8 Gmelin 1791 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Harpidae
Morum (Morum) oniscus4, "Morum (Cancellomorum) obrienae" = Morum (Oniscidia)5
Morum (Morum) oniscus4 Linnaeaus 1767 snail
"Morum (Cancellomorum) obrienae" = Morum (Oniscidia)5 snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
"Contraconus tryoni" = Conus (Contraconus) adversarius5
"Contraconus tryoni" = Conus (Contraconus) adversarius5 Conrad 1840 cone shell
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
Siphocypraea problematica5 Heilprin 1886 cowry
 Tonnoidea - Ranellidae
Monoplex krebsii2 Mörch 1877 triton shell
 Tonnoidea - Tonnidae
Malea sp.5 Valenciennes 1833 tun shell
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
Semicassis granulata2 Born 1778 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Batillariidae
Echinoidea
 Camarodonta - Echinometridae
Echinometra lucunter Linnaeus 1758 sea urchin
 Camarodonta - Toxopneustidae
Lytechinus variegatus Lamarck 1816 sea urchin
 Spatangoida - Schizasteridae
Agassizia porifera Ravenel 1848 heart urchin
 Cassiduloida - Cassidulidae
Rhyncholampas sp. Agassiz 1869 sea urchin
 Clypeasteroida - Mellitidae
Encope aberrans Marten 1867 sand dollar
 Clypeasteroida - Clypeasteridae
Clypeaster sp. Lamarck 1801 sand dollar