Tucker Borrow Pit (Pleistocene of the United States)

Also known as FLMNH BR011, BR004, BR005, BR006

Where: Brevard County, Florida (27.8° N, 80.8° W: paleocoordinates 27.9° N, 80.6° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Irvingtonian (1.8 - 0.3 Ma)

• undifferentiated later between the Nashua Formation and Fort Thompson Formation

Environment/lithology: marine; unlithified, gray, green, sandy claystone

• grayish-green clayey sand-bone layer

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: bulk, surface (in situ), sieve,

Primary reference: G. S. Morgan and R. W. Portell. 1996. The Tucker Borrow Pit: Paleontology and Stratigraphy of a Plio-Pleistocene fossil site in Brevard County, Florida. Papers in Florida Paleontology 7:1-22 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 58089: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 17.01.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Myliobatis sp. Cuvier 1816 eagle ray
 Pristiformes - Pristidae
Pristis sp. Linck 1790 sawfish
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Carcharodon carcharias Linnaeus 1758 great white shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
"Odontaspis taurus" = Carcharias taurus
"Odontaspis taurus" = Carcharias taurus Rafinesque 1810 sand shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Negaprion brevirostris Poey 1868 lemon shark
Carcharhinus leucas Valenciennes 1839 requiem shark
Actinopteri
 Scorpaeniformes - Triglidae
Prionotus sp. Lacépède 1802 sea robin
 Mugiliformes - Mugilidae
Mugil sp. Linnaeus 1758
 Acanthomorphata - Sciaenidae
Pogonias cromis Cope 1869 black drum
 Spariformes - Sparidae
 Centrarchiformes - Centrarchidae
Lepomis microlophus Lee 1980 sunfish
 Tetraodontiformes - Diodontidae
 Teleostei -
 Amiiformes - Amiidae
Amia calva Linnaeus 1766 bowfin
 Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae
Lepisosteus sp. de Lacepède 1803 gar
Osteichthyes
 Salientia -
 Caudata - Urodela
Siren sp. Linnaeus 1766 siren
Reptilia
 Testudines - Cheloniidae
Caretta caretta Linnaeus 1758 loggerhead sea turtle
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Apalone ferox Schneider 1783 Florida softshell turtle
 Testudines - Kinosternidae
"Kinosternidae indet." = Kinosternoidea
"Kinosternidae indet." = Kinosternoidea Hay 1892 mud turtle
 Testudines - Panchelydridae
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
 Testudines - Panemydidae
Trachemys scripta Schoepff 1792 slider
Terrapene carolina Linnaeus 1758 common box turtle
subspecies putnami
Pseudemys sp. Gray 1856 cooter
Aves
 Anseriformes - Anatidae
Anas sp. Linnaeus 1758 dabbling duck
 Ornithurae -
Falconiformes indet. Sharpe 1874 raptor
 Pelecaniformes - Ardeidae
cf. Ardea sp. Linnaeus 1758 heron
 Suliformes - Phalacrocoracidae
Phalacrocorax auritus Lesson 1831 double-crested cormorant
Reptilia
 Crocodylia - Alligatoridae
Alligator mississippiensis Daudin 1801 American alligator
 Squamata - Viperidae
Viperidae indet. Oppel 1811 viper
Mammalia
 Sirenia - Sirenia
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Castoroides sp. Foster 1838 giant beaver
 Perissodactyla - Tapiridae
"Tapirus haysii" = Tapirus (Helicotapirus) haysii
"Tapirus haysii" = Tapirus (Helicotapirus) haysii Leidy 1860 tapir
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus sp. Linnaeus 1758 horse
 Xenarthra - Dasypodidae
Dasypus bellus Simpson 1929 beautiful armadillo
 Xenarthra - Pampatheriidae
Holmesina floridanus Robertson 1976 edentate
originally entered as "Holmesina floridana"
 Xenarthra - Megatheriidae
Eremotherium sp. Spillmann 1948 edentate
 Xenarthra - Mylodontidae
Paramylodon harlani Owen 1840 Harlan's ground sloth
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Cuvieronius tropicus Cope 1884 gomphothere
 Proboscidea - Mammutidae
Mammut americanum Kerr 1792 American mastodon
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Mammuthus cf. hayi Barbour 1915 mammoth
 Artiodactyla - Camelidae
Palaeolama mirifica Simpson 1929 stout-legged llama
Hemiauchenia macrocephala Cope 1893 camel
 Balaenopteroidea - Balaenopteridae
Balaenopteridae indet. Gray 1864 rorqual
probably derived from underlying Nashua Formation
 Artiodactyla - Cervidae
Odocoileus virginianus Zimmermann 1780 white-tailed deer