USGS Loc. 12761 - N of Hudson [Suwannee Lmst] (Oligocene of the United States)

Also known as Mansfield Loc. 31

Where: Pasco County, Florida (28.5° N, 82.7° W: paleocoordinates 28.5° N, 76.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Suwannee Limestone Formation (Vicksburg Group), Rupelian (33.9 - 28.1 Ma)

• Cunningham et al. (1998) identified Suwannee LS as Early Oligocene age. Cooke and Mansfield (1936) assigned Suwannee to Vicksburg group. Suwannee assigned to Rupelian Stage (early Oligocene) by Brewster-Wingard et al. (1987) and COSUNA (1988).

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified, white limestone

• Author notes that the fauna indicate warm water conditions rather than cold.
• The formation consists almost entirely of limestone. The unweathered rock is a granular to dense, compact, usually cream-colored rather pure limestone. The lower par is at many places more granular than the upper. Mossom (1925) provided the following lithologic description from the Suwannee LS quarry of the Florida Hard Rock Products Co., Brooksville, FL: Silica - 6.54%; Iron and aluminum - 1.44%; Calcium carbonate - 91.09%; Magnesium carbonate - trace; Undetermined - 0.93%

Reposited in the USGS

Primary reference: W. C. Mansfield. 1937. Molluscs of the Tampa and Suwannee Limestones. Geological Bulletin, State of Florida Department of Conservation 15:1-334 [A. Miller/C. Ferguson/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 60661: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Chad Ferguson on 19.05.2006, edited by Austin Hendy

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Taxonomic list

• Occurrence based data only
 Pholadida - Teredinidae
"? Teredo incrassata" = Kuphus incrassatus
"? Teredo incrassata" = Kuphus incrassatus Gabb 1873 clam
 Cardiida - Semelidae
 Hiatellida - Hiatellidae
"Panope ? brooksvillensis" = Panopea
"Panope ? brooksvillensis" = Panopea clam
 Thraciida - Thraciidae
Thracia vicksburgiana clam
subspecies - hernandoensis
 Stromboidea - Thersiteidae
Orthaulax hernandoensis Mansfield 1937 snail
subspecies - hernandoensis
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella bowenae Mansfield 1937 turret shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
"Cerithium brooksvillensis" = Cestumcerithium brooksvillensis
"Cerithium brooksvillensis" = Cestumcerithium brooksvillensis Mansfield 1937 cerith snail