TU 951 - Tenmile Creek (Miocene of the United States)

Where: Calhoun County, Florida (30.4° N, 85.2° W: paleocoordinates 30.8° N, 81.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Chipola Formation (Alum Bluff Group), Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• LITHOSTRATIGRAPHY: From the Chipola Fm of the Alum Bluff Gp, for which lithostratigraphic relationships are not discussed. AGE: late Early Miocene, on the basis of macro fossil biostratigraphy; direct date from 87Sr/86Sr isotope dating of fossils from elsewhere in Chipola Fm [=Burdigalian age]. STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From unknown position within formation.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; unlithified, calcareous marl and unlithified, calcareous sandstone

• ENVIRONMENT: Not discussed in text.
• LITHOLOGY: Marls, sands, clays, for the most part unconsolidated, in places highly calcareous. LITHIIFCATION: Unlithified, on the basis of figured specimens.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original aragonite

Collected by Vokes & Vokes; reposited in the FLMNH, USNM

Collection methods: surface (in situ),


Primary reference: E. H. Vokes and H. E. Vokes. 2000. Catalogue of Tulane University fossil localities. Unpublished notes [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 89574: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 03.06.2009, edited by Pete Wagner

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Limited to taxa described in taxonomic treatments. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication with modern nomenclature and species-resolution identifications.
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Trachycardium mollyni n. sp.16 Vokes 1982 cockle
Agnocardia acrocome17 Dall 1900 cockle
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Oliva (Omogymna) liodes4 Dall 1903 olive snail
Oliva (Omogymna) martensii4 Dall 1903 olive snail
Oliva (Oliva) blowi4 Drez 1981 olive snail
Oliva (Oliva) vokesorum n. sp.4 Drez 1981 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
Lyria (Enaeta) isabellae2 Maury 1910 volute
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
"Typhis (Talityphis) obesus" = Typhina obesa5 Gabb 1873 murex snail
Pterotyphis (Tripterotyphis) vokesae5 Gertman 1969 murex snail
Pygmaepterys pratulum18 Vokes and D'Attilio 1980 murex snail
Hexaplex (Hexaplex) veatchi9 Maury 1910 murex snail
Dermomurex (Trialatella) farleyensis15 Vokes 1975 murex snail
Dermomurex (Viator) vaughani15 Maury 1910 murex snail
Chicoreus (Chicoreus) elusivus13 Vokes 1974 murex snail
Chicoreus (Siratus) juliagardnerae11 Vokes 1970 murex snail
Poirieria (Panamurex) mauryae10 Vokes 1970 murex snail
Poirieria (Panamurex) fusinoides10 Gardner 1947 murex snail
Typhis (Rugotyphis) keenae5 Gertman 1969 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus sextoni n. sp.8 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus tricoratus n. sp.7 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus aquoreus7 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus chipolanus7 Dall 1896 cone shell
Conus praecipuus7 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus ambonos7 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus rapunculus n. sp.7 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus gardnerae7 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus trajectionis7 Maury 1910 cone shell
Conus demiurgus7 Dall 1903 cone shell
Conus aneuretos7 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus isomatratus7 Dall 1896 cone shell
"Conus cracens" = Conus sauridens7 Conrad 1833 cone shell
Conus vegrandis7 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
"Siphocypraea chilona" = Loxacypraea chilona3, "Cypraeorbis ballista" = Cypraeorbis willcoxi ballista3
"Siphocypraea chilona" = Loxacypraea chilona3 Dall 1900 cowry
"Cypraeorbis ballista" = Cypraeorbis willcoxi ballista3 Dall 1915 cowry
 Tonnoidea - Ranellidae
Monoplex krebsii1 Mörch 1877 triton shell
Monoplex ritteri1 Schmelz 1989 triton shell
"Ranella" poppelacki14 Hornes 1853 triton shell
 Tonnoidea - Tonnidae
Eudolium subfasciatum1 Sacco 1890 tun shell
 Tonnoidea - Bursidae
Bursa (Tutufa) pelouatensis12 Cossmann and Peyrot 1903 frog shell
Bursa chipolana1 Schmelz 1997 frog shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Campanilidae
"Cerithium burnsii" = Cerithium (Thericium) burnsii6
"Cerithium burnsii" = Cerithium (Thericium) burnsii6 Dall 1892 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Pleisotrochidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Litiopidae
Alaba chipolana6 Dall 1892 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Rhinoclavis (Ochetoclava) chipolana6 Dall 1892 cerith snail
Bittium serenum6 Hoerle 1972 cerith snail
Hemicerithium craticulum6 Hoerle 1972 cerith snail
Hemicerithium cossmanni6 Dall 1892 cerith snail
Alabina (Caloosalba) turbatrix6 Hoerle 1972 cerith snail
Alabina (Caloosalba) boiplex6 Dall 1892 cerith snail