USGS 10629 (B.F. Smith Farm), Castle Hayne marl, Lenoir Co., North Carolina (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Lenoir County, North Carolina (35.1° N, 77.7° W: paleocoordinates 35.5° N, 67.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Castle Hayne Formation, Middle Eocene (48.6 - 37.2 Ma)

• The Castle Hayne is described as Jackson (Eocene) in age. Age after Ward et al. 1978.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, white, yellow marl

• whitish-yellow marl

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast

Reposited in the USGS

Primary reference: L.B. Kellum. 1926. Paleontology and Stratigraphy of the Castle Hayne and Trent Marls in North Carolina. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper (143)1-56 [A. Miller/K. Layou/K. Layou]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 41929: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Karen Layou on 22.07.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Terebratulidae
Terebratula crassa n. sp. d'Archiac 1847
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Pecten (Chlamys) membranosus" = Chlamys
"Pecten (Chlamys) membranosus" = Chlamys scallop
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
"Ostrea trigonalis" = Gigantostrea trigonalis, "Ostrea (Gryphaeostrea) subeversa" = Gryphaeostrea vomer
"Ostrea trigonalis" = Gigantostrea trigonalis Conrad 1854 oyster
"Ostrea (Gryphaeostrea) subeversa" = Gryphaeostrea vomer Morton 1828 oyster
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
"Ostrea sellaeformis" = Cubitostrea sellaeformis
"Ostrea sellaeformis" = Cubitostrea sellaeformis Conrad 1832 oyster