Shell Creek [Caloosahatchee Fm] (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Charlotte County, Florida (27.0° N, 82.0° W: paleocoordinates 27.0° N, 81.6° 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 79338: 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.
unclassified
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Bivalvia
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
"Glycymeris (Tuceta) arata" = Tucetona arata
"Glycymeris (Tuceta) arata" = Tucetona arata Conrad 1841 clam
SUBSPECIES: Glycymeris (Tuceta) arata floridana
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Chlamys (Plagioctenium) anteamplicostatus" = Argopecten anteamplicostata
"Chlamys (Plagioctenium) anteamplicostatus" = Argopecten anteamplicostata Mansfield 1936 calico scallop
 Pectinida - Anomiidae
Placunanomia (Tamianomia) burnsi2 Mansfield 1939 scallop
 Ostreida - Pteriidae
Pteria colymbus Röding 1798 pearl oyster
 Carditida - Astartidae
Taxocardia floridana Olsson and Harbison 1953 clam
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
"Eucrassatella gibbesii" = Eucrassatella (Eucrassatella) speciosa
"Eucrassatella gibbesii" = Eucrassatella (Eucrassatella) speciosa Adams 1854 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Gemma magna Dall 1903 venus clam
SUBSPECIES: Gemma magna floridana
Gemma (Parastarte) triquetra Conrad 1862 venus clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Tellidora lunulata, "Tellina (Scissula) calliglypta" = Moerella (Scissula)
Tellidora lunulata tellin clam
"Tellina (Scissula) calliglypta" = Moerella (Scissula) tellin clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
"Trigoniocardia (Americardia) columba" = Americardia media
"Trigoniocardia (Americardia) columba" = Americardia media Linnaeaus 1758 cockle
 Cardiida - Sportellidae
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Codakia orbicularis" = Codakia (Codakia) orbicularis
"Codakia orbicularis" = Codakia (Codakia) orbicularis Linnaeus 1758 clam
Gastropoda
 Triphoroidea - Cerithiopsidae
"Seila adamsi" = Seila adamsii
"Seila adamsi" = Seila adamsii Lea 1845 snail
 Neogastropoda - Marginellidae
"Marginella (Volvarina) acusvesta" = Volvarina
"Marginella (Volvarina) acusvesta" = Volvarina margin shell
 Neogastropoda - Turbinellidae
"Vasum locklini" = Vasum (Hystrivasum) locklini
"Vasum locklini" = Vasum (Hystrivasum) locklini Olsson and Harbison 1953 snail
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
 Neogastropoda - Mangeliidae
Vitricythara metrica1, "Cryoturris serta" = Kurtziella (Cryoturris) serta1, "Ithycythara kellumi" = Ithycythara psila1
"Cryoturris serta" = Kurtziella (Cryoturris) serta1 Fargo 1953 snail
"Ithycythara kellumi" = Ithycythara psila1 Bush 1885 snail
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
 Vanikoroidea - Eulimidae
 Vermetoidea - Vermetidae
 Rissooidea - Rissoidae
Rissoina parkeri, "Rissoina (Phosinella) fargoi" = Rissoina (Phosinella) sagraiana, "Rissoina (Schwartziella) floridana" = Schwartziella catesbyana, Rissoina (Zebinella) liriope
"Rissoina (Phosinella) fargoi" = Rissoina (Phosinella) sagraiana d'Orbigny 1842 snail
"Rissoina (Schwartziella) floridana" = Schwartziella catesbyana d'Orbigny 1842 snail
 Rissooidea - Vitrinellidae
 Truncatelloidea - Caecidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Campanilidae
"Cerithium (Thericium) callisoma" = Thericium
"Cerithium (Thericium) callisoma" = Thericium snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
"Turritella (Torcula) wagneriana" = Torcula, Vermicularia recta
"Turritella (Torcula) wagneriana" = Torcula turret shell
Vermicularia recta turret shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Scaliolidae
"Alabina (Caloosalaba) adamsi" = Finella adamsi
"Alabina (Caloosalaba) adamsi" = Finella adamsi Dall 1889 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Cerithium (Thericium) muscarum Say 1832 cerith snail
"Rhinoclava (Ochetoclava) caloosaenis" = Rhinoclavis (Ochetoclava) cerith snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Modulidae
Modulus modulus Linnaeus 1758 snail
 Heterostropha - Acteonidae
 Fissurelloidea - Fissurellidae
 Trochoidea - Trochidae
 Trochoidea - Liotiidae
Didianema sp.3 Woodring 1928 snail
Scaphopoda
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae
"Dentalium (Tesseracme) caloosaense" = Tesseracme, "Dentalium (Tesseracme) prisma" = Tesseracme, "Dentalium (Antalis) ceratum" = Antalis
"Dentalium (Tesseracme) caloosaense" = Tesseracme tusk shell
"Dentalium (Tesseracme) prisma" = Tesseracme tusk shell
"Dentalium (Antalis) ceratum" = Antalis tusk shell