USGS Loc. 14436 - White's Creek (Miocene of the United States)

Where: Walton County, Florida (30.6° N, 86.0° W: paleocoordinates 31.0° N, 83.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Shoal River Formation (Alum Bluff Group), Serravallian (13.8 - 11.6 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the Shoal River Fm of the Alum Bluff, which lies between the Chipola Fm (Early Miocene) and the Chochtawatchee Fm [Early Pliocene). AGE: Early Miocene (Gardener 1947); Middle Miocene in Vokes (1990) and Portell et al. (2006), although Jones et al. (1993) reports 87Sr/86Sr ratios that yielded average age estimates of 12.4 Ma [=Serravalian]. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From unknown position within formation.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; unlithified, calcareous marl and unlithified, calcareous sandstone

• marls, sands, clays, for the most part unconsolidated, in places highly calcareous

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the USGS

• collection made by the Geological Survey of the State of FL and presented to USGS

Primary reference: J. R. Gardner. 1947. The Molluscan Fauna of the Alum Bluff Group of Florida. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper (142A-H)1-709 [A. Miller/K. Layou/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 43049: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Karen Layou on 09.08.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
Cancellaria eucheea n. sp. snail
 Neogastropoda - Marginellidae
"Marginella (Volvarina) eobella n. sp." = Volvarina
"Marginella (Volvarina) eobella n. sp." = Volvarina margin shell
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
Caricella (Atraktus) florea n. sp. volute
 Neogastropoda - Costellariidae
"Vexillum (Uromitra) ? triptum" = Uromitra
"Vexillum (Uromitra) ? triptum" = Uromitra ribbed mitre
 Neogastropoda - Drilliidae
"Drillia" haraldi n. sp. snail
Agladrillia agla n. sp. snail
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
Crassispira loxa n. sp. turrid
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
"Terebra (Strioterebrum) psesta n. sp." = Strioterebrum
"Terebra (Strioterebrum) psesta n. sp." = Strioterebrum auger snail
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Sinum waltonense moon snail
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
"Cypraea (Cypraeorbis) tapeina n. sp." = Loxacypraea chilona
"Cypraea (Cypraeorbis) tapeina n. sp." = Loxacypraea chilona Dall 1900 cowry
 Vermetoidea - Vermetidae
"Lemintina papulosa" = Serpulorbis papulosus
"Lemintina papulosa" = Serpulorbis papulosus Guppy 1866 worm shell
 Truncatelloidea - Tornidae
"Teinostoma mekon n. sp." = Teinostoma (Idioraphe) mekon
"Teinostoma mekon n. sp." = Teinostoma (Idioraphe) mekon Gardner 1947 snail
 Fissurelloidea - Fissurellidae
Diodora daidala n. sp. snail
 Trochoidea - Trochidae
Solariella laqua Mansfield 1935 top snail