Well 9d Hendry County (Pliocene of the United States)

Where: Hendry County, Florida (26.7° N, 81.0° W: paleocoordinates 26.8° N, 80.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Tamiami Formation, Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• Determined from cores from test wells drilled by US Corps of Engineers in 1950

•8 ft below sea level

•Age determination revised in more recent papers (see Lithostratigraphy, Petrography,

•Biostratigraphy, and Strontium-Isotope

•Stratigraphy of the Surficial Aquifer System

•of Western Collier County, Florida, Edwards et al., 1998, USGS Open-File Report 98-205)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; shelly/skeletal, silty, sandy marl

• Changes laterally from shelly marl to soft silty limestone to the silty sand and clayey marl

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: core

• observed from cores

Primary reference: M. C. Schroeder and H. Klein. 1954. Geology of the Western Everglades Area, Southern Florida. United States Geological Survey Circular 314 [A. Miller/K. Bulinski/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 75010: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Kate Bulinski on 13.09.2007

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Arcida - Noetiidae
Arcopsis adamsi Dall 1886 clam
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Mytilus sp. Linnaeus 1758 mussel
 Carditida - Carditidae
"Cardita (Carditamera) sp." = Carditamera, "Venericardia (Pleuromeris) sp." = Pleuromeris
"Cardita (Carditamera) sp." = Carditamera Conrad 1838 clam
"Venericardia (Pleuromeris) sp." = Pleuromeris Conrad 1867 clam
 Trochoidea - Trochidae
"Solariella" sp. Wood 1842 top snail