Caloosahatchee River and Shell Creek (Pliocene to of the United States)

Where: Florida (26.7° N, 81.5° W: paleocoordinates 26.8° N, 81.1° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Caloosahatchee Formation, Late/Upper Pliocene to Late/Upper Pliocene (3.6 - 0.8 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; sandy marl and shelly/skeletal, calcareous sandstone

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 85449: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 19.12.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
Cladocora johnsoni Gane 1895 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
"Thysanus floridanus n. sp." = Thysanus corbicula Duncan 1863 stony coral
Solenastrea bournoni Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 stony coral
Solenastrea hyades Dana 1846 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Meandrinidae
Meandrina meandrites Linnaeus 1758 stony coral
Dichocoenia caloosahatcheensis n. sp. Weisbord 1974 stony coral
Dichocoenia eminens n. sp. Weisbord 1974 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Rhizangiidae
Phyllangia americana Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 stony coral
Septastrea crassa Holmes 1860 stony coral
Septastrea marylandica Conrad 1841 stony coral
Astrangia floridana Gane 1895 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Mussidae
"Diploria ? strigosa" = Pseudodiploria strigosa, "Diploria clivosa" = Pseudodiploria clivosa, "Manicina areolata" = Manicina areolata, "Manicina cf. gyrosa" = Manicina areolata
"Diploria ? strigosa" = Pseudodiploria strigosa Dana 1846 stony coral
"Diploria clivosa" = Pseudodiploria clivosa Ellis and Solander 1786 stony coral
"Manicina areolata" = Manicina areolata Linnaeus 1758 stony coral
"Manicina cf. gyrosa" = Manicina areolata Linnaeus 1758 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Oculinidae
"Archohelia limonensis" = Petrophyllia limonensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Oculina sarasotana Weisbord 1971 stony coral
Oculina diffusa Lamarck 1816 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
Siderastrea dalli Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Siderastrea pliocenica Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites furcata Lamarck 1816 stony coral
Porites divaricata Lesueur 1820 stony coral
Porites porites Pallas 1766 stony coral