Locality WA 23 - Unit 1 (Canepatch Fm) (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Horry County, South Carolina (33.8° N, 78.7° W: paleocoordinates 33.8° N, 78.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Canepatch Formation, Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

• Unit 1; Canepatch Fm (Pleistocene age); 6 ft thick sandstone; overlain by unit 2A (sandstone) of the Waccamaw Fm, at the base of the section. Basinal/regional section name: Intracoastal Waterway

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; unlithified, gray sandstone

• No environmental information reported.
• Sand, quartz, very fine, subangular to subrounded, slightly frosted, olive gray, poor in skeletal material.

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 60926: 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.
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Crassostrea virginica Gmelin 1791 oyster