TU 546 - 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 Unpublished notes [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/P. Wagner]more details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 89575: 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 - Sportellidae
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Miltha (Miltha) chipolana" = Miltha chipolana10
"Miltha (Miltha) chipolana" = Miltha chipolana10 Dall 1903 clam
 Triphoroidea - Cerithiopsidae
Seila adamsii6 Lea 1845 snail
 Architaenioglossa - Ampullinidae
Globularia fischeri15 Dall 1892 snail
 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) vokesorum4 Drez 1981 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
"Charcolleria distinguenda" = Massyla distinguenda8
"Charcolleria distinguenda" = Massyla distinguenda8 Petit 1970 snail
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
Lyria (Enaeta) isabellae2 Maury 1910 volute
 Neogastropoda - Turbinellidae
Vasum elongatum n. sp.12, Vasum tribulosum n. sp.12
Vasum elongatum n. sp.12 Vokes 1970 snail
Vasum tribulosum n. sp.12 Vokes 1970 snail
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
"Typhis (Talityphis) obesus" = Typhina obesa5 Gabb 1873 murex snail
Pterotyphis (Tripterotyphis) vokesae5 Gertman 1969 murex snail
Pygmaepterys drezi n. sp.20 Vokes and D'Attilio 1980 murex snail
Pygmaepterys pratulum n. sp.20 Vokes and D'Attilio 1980 murex snail
Hexaplex veatchi19 Maury 1910 murex snail
Dermomurex (Viator) vaughani16 Maury 1910 murex snail
Chicoreus (Chicoreus) elusivus14 Vokes 1974 murex snail
"Murex (Murex) gardnerae" = Chicoreus (Siratus) juliagardnerae9 Vokes 1970 murex snail
Poirieria (Panamurex) lychnia11 Gardner 1947 murex snail
Poirieria (Panamurex) mauryae11 Vokes 1970 murex snail
Poirieria (Panamurex) fusinoides11 Gardner 1947 murex snail
Murex (Murex) gilli9 Maury 1910 murex snail
Murex (Murex) chipolanus9 Dall 1890 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus tricoratus7 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus chipolanus7 Dall 1896 cone shell
Conus praecipuus7 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus ambonos7 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus rapunculus7 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus sulculus7 Dall 1896 cone shell
Conus gardnerae7 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus trajectionis7 Maury 1910 cone shell
Conus demiurgus7 Dall 1903 cone shell
Conus vegrandis7 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
 Vanikoroidea - Hipponicidae
Cheilea uncinata17 Reeve 1858 hoof shell
 Velutinoidea - Triviidae
Dolichupis clypeus3 Dolin 1991 snail
Niveria (Niveria) carlottae3 Dolin 1991 snail
 Cypraeoidea - Ovulidae
Simnia (Neosimnia) cristata3 Dolin 1991 snail
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
"Lyncina theresae n. sp." = Zonaria theresae3, "Erronea (Adusta) heilprinii" = Zonaria heilprinii3, "Erronea (Adusta) shirleyae n. sp." = Zonaria shirleyae3, "Talparia (Talparia) dominicensis" = Luria dominicensis3
"Lyncina theresae n. sp." = Zonaria theresae3 Dolin 1991 cowry
"Erronea (Adusta) heilprinii" = Zonaria heilprinii3 Dall 1890 cowry
"Erronea (Adusta) shirleyae n. sp." = Zonaria shirleyae3 Dolin 1991 cowry
"Talparia (Talparia) dominicensis" = Luria dominicensis3 Gabb 1873 cowry
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Calyptraea (Trochita) ornata17 Basterot 1825 slipper shell
 Tonnoidea - Ranellidae
Monoplex ritteri1 Schmelz 1989 triton shell
 Tonnoidea - Tonnidae
Eudolium subfasciatum1 Sacco 1890 tun shell
 Tonnoidea - Bursidae
Bursa (Tutufa) pelouatensis13 Cossmann and Peyrot 1903 frog shell
Bursa chipolana1 Schmelz 1997 frog shell
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
Semicassis aldrichi1 Dall 1890 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Litiopidae
Alaba chipolana6 Dall 1892 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Rhinoclavis (Ochetoclava) chipolana6 Dall 1892 cerith snail
Bittium serenum n. sp.6 Hoerle 1972 cerith snail
Hemicerithium craticulum6 Hoerle 1972 cerith snail
Hemicerithium cossmanni6 Dall 1892 cerith snail
Hemicerithium akriton6 Hoerle 1972 cerith snail
Alabina (Caloosalba) turbatrix6 Hoerle 1972 cerith snail
Alabina (Caloosalba) boiplex6 Dall 1892 cerith snail