Locality WA 19 - Unit 2 (Waccamaw Fm) (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Horry County, South Carolina (33.8° N, 78.9° W: paleocoordinates 33.9° N, 78.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Waccamaw Formation, Early/Lower Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.8 Ma)

• Unit 2 of the Waccamaw Fm; 1.5 ft thick; overlying the Pliocene Bear Bluff Fm (unit 1) and underlying the unit 3 of the Waccamaw formation. Basinal/regional section name: Intracoastal Waterway

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; poorly lithified, fine-grained, shelly/skeletal, gray, sandy marl

• No environmental information reported.
• Marl, sandy, sand grains fine, subangular to subrounded, slightly frosted, moderately indurated, medium gray, mollusks abundant, well preserved, forams abundant.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying,

• Unknown repository.

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 60922: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 27.05.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Exhaustive for mollusca, but containing common forms, with excellent nomenclature.
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
"Ostrea sculpturata" = Conradostrea sculpturata
"Ostrea sculpturata" = Conradostrea sculpturata Conrad 1840 oyster