Locality WA 16 - Unit 3 (Bear Bluff Fm) (Pliocene of the United States)

Where: Columbus County, North Carolina (34.3° N, 78.5° W: paleocoordinates 34.4° N, 77.7° W)

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Bear Bluff Formation, Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• From unit 3, ?Pliocene age Bear Bluff Fm. Unit 3 is a 1 ft thick calcarenite, overlying other units of the Bear Bluff Fm (6 ft to the base of the section (lake shore), and is overlain by 10.5 ft of predominantly sandstones of the Pleistocene Waccamaw Fm. Basinal/regional section name: Columbus

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithified, gray, yellow, calcareous sandstone

• No environmental information reported.
• Calcarenite, sand fraction mainly quartz, fine, subangular to subrounded, slightly to moderately frosted, hard, very pale orange to yellow gray, fossils abundant but as molds only.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression

Collection methods: quarrying,

• Only one taxon listed, but others mentioned to be present in this unit.

Primary reference: J. R. DuBar. 1971. Neogene Stratigraphy of the lower Coast Plain of the Carolinas. Atlantic Coastal Plain Geological Association 12th Annual Field Conference [A. Miller/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 60901: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 27.05.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Not exhaustive for mollusca, but containing common forms, with excellent nomenclature.
 Neotaenioglossa - Calyptraeidae
Crepidula fornicata Linnaeus 1758 slipper shell