La Belle [Caloosahatchee Fm] (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Hendry County, Florida (26.8° N, 81.4° W: paleocoordinates 26.8° N, 81.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From Caloosahatchee Fm. AGE: Early Pleistocene. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: Unknown position within formation.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; unlithified, shelly/skeletal marl

• ENVIRONMENT: Shallow-marine, siliciclastic environment.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Marl, shelly. LITHIFICATION: Unlithified, based on figured specimens and facies description.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original aragonite, original calcite

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• COLLECTOR: Fargo, Locklin, and others. REPOSITORY: ANSP, Phialdelphia.

Primary reference: A. A. Olsson and A. Harbison. 1953. Pliocene Mollusca of Southern Florida. Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Monograph 8:1-457 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 79335: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 01.03.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Authoritative for bivalvia and gastropoda. NOMENCLATURE: Identified by A. Olsson and A. Harbison. Authoritative publication with fairly modern nomenclature and use of species and subgenus assignments.
 Arcida - Arcidae
Arca wagneriana2, "Anadara (Cunearca) scalarina" = Cunearca scalarina, "Anadara (Anadara) aequalitas" = Anadara (Caloosarca) aequalitas, "Anadara (Anadara) rustica" = Anadara (Caloosarca) rustica, "Anadara crassicosta" = Anadara (Caloosarca) crassicosta2
Arca wagneriana2 Dall 1898 ark
"Anadara (Cunearca) scalarina" = Cunearca scalarina Heilprin 1887 ark
"Anadara (Anadara) aequalitas" = Anadara (Caloosarca) aequalitas Tucker and Wilson 1932 ark
"Anadara (Anadara) rustica" = Anadara (Caloosarca) rustica Tuomey and Holmes 1857 ark
"Anadara crassicosta" = Anadara (Caloosarca) crassicosta2 Heilprin 1887 ark
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Spondylus rotundatus, "Chlamys (Plagioctenium) comparilis" = Aequipecten comparilis
Spondylus rotundatus Heilprin 1887 scallop
"Chlamys (Plagioctenium) comparilis" = Aequipecten comparilis Tuomey and Holmes 1855 scallop
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
"Ostrea (Crassostrea) virginica" = Crassostrea virginica, Ostrea sp., Ostrea (Ostrea) disparilis
"Ostrea (Crassostrea) virginica" = Crassostrea virginica Gmelin 1791 oyster
Ostrea sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
Ostrea (Ostrea) disparilis oyster
SUBSPECIES: Ostrea (Ostrea) disparilis raveneliana
 Cardiida - Solecurtidae
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
"Cardium (Dinocardium) robustum" = Dinocardium robustum
"Cardium (Dinocardium) robustum" = Dinocardium robustum Lightfoot 1786 cockle
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Loripinus (Pegophysema) schrammi" = Anodontia (Pegophysema) schrammi, "Codakia orbicularis" = Codakia (Codakia) orbicularis
"Loripinus (Pegophysema) schrammi" = Anodontia (Pegophysema) schrammi Crosse 1976 clam
"Codakia orbicularis" = Codakia (Codakia) orbicularis Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
"Fasciolaria scalarina" = Fasciolaria (Triplofusus) scalarina2 Heilprin 1887 tulip snail
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
Siphocypraea problematica2 Heilprin 1886 cowry
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
"Turritella perattenuata" = Turritella (Bactrospira) perattenuata2
"Turritella perattenuata" = Turritella (Bactrospira) perattenuata2 Heilprin 1886 turret shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Batillariidae
"Pyrazus (Pyrazisinus) scalatus" = Pyrazisinus1
"Pyrazus (Pyrazisinus) scalatus" = Pyrazisinus1 snail
SUBSPECIES: Pyrazus (Pyrazisinus) scalatus scalatus