Warren Brothers Pit, Sarasota (Pliocene of the United States)

Also known as Reef 3909

Where: Sarasota County, Florida (27.3° N, 82.5° W: paleocoordinates 27.4° N, 81.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Pinecrest Member (Tamiami Formation), Late/Upper Pliocene (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified limestone and lithified, shelly/skeletal sandstone

• 2 oyster biostromes, 1-1.5 m thick

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: N. E. Weisbord. 1974. Late Cenozoic corals of south Florida. Bulletins of American Paleontology 66(285):259-544 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 85448: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 19.12.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Murex globosus murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
"Cancellaria propevenusta" = Massyla propevenusta
"Cancellaria propevenusta" = Massyla propevenusta Mansfield 1930 snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus sp. Linnaeus 1758 cone shell
"Conus adversarius" = Conus (Contraconus) adversarius Conrad 1840 cone shell
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
"Ostrea haitensis" = Hyotissa haitensis
"Ostrea haitensis" = Hyotissa haitensis Sowerby 1850 oyster
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Pecten sp., "Pecten eboreus" = Carolinapecten eboreus
Pecten sp. Müller 1776 scallop
"Pecten eboreus" = Carolinapecten eboreus Conrad 1833 scallop
subsp. darlingtonensis
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Solenastrea bournoni Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 stony coral
Solenastrea hyades Dana 1846 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Rhizangiidae
Septastrea marylandica Conrad 1841 stony coral
Astrangia leonensis Weisbord 1971 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Mussidae
Diploria sarasotana n. sp. Weisbord 1974 stony coral
? Isophyllia desotoensis n. sp. Weisbord 1974 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Oculinidae
Oculina sarasotana n. sp. Weisbord 1971 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
Siderastrea dalli Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Siderastrea pliocenica Vaughan 1919 stony coral