Locality WA 16 - Unit 2 (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 2, ?Pliocene age Bear Bluff Fm. Unit 2 is a 5 ft thick calcarenite, overlies the basal unit of the Bear Bluff Fm (1 ft to the base of the section (lake shore), and is overlain by Unit 3, 1 ft of Bear Bluff Fm, and then 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 frosted, moderately hard, very light gray, molds of mollusks abundant.

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 60902: 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.
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Chlamys eboreus" = Carolinapecten eboreus
"Chlamys eboreus" = Carolinapecten eboreus Conrad 1833 scallop
 Ostreida - Ostreidae