TU 547 - Fourmile 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 Unpublished notes [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/P. Wagner]more details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 89576: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 03.06.2009, edited by Loic Villier and 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.
 Terebratulida - Terebrataliidae
 Pectinida - Limidae
 Cardiida - Gastrochaenidae
 Cardiida - Sportellidae
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Miltha (Miltha) chipolana" = Miltha chipolana11
"Miltha (Miltha) chipolana" = Miltha chipolana11 Dall 1903 clam
 Neritoina - Neritopsidae
Neritopsis vokesorum7 Hoerle 1972 snail
 Triphoroidea - Cerithiopsidae
Cerithiopsis inopinus6 Hoerle 1972 snail
Seila adamsii6 Lea 1845 snail
 Architaenioglossa - Ampullinidae
Globularia fischeri16 Dall 1892 snail
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Jaspidella cofacorys4 Gardner 1937 olive snail
Oliva (Omogymna) liodes4 Dall 1903 olive snail
Oliva (Omogymna) martensii4 Dall 1903 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
"Typhis (Talityphis) obesus" = Typhina obesa5 Gabb 1873 murex snail
Typhis (Typhinellus) chipolanus n. sp.5 Gertman 1969 murex snail
Pterotyphis (Pterotyphis) calhounensis n. sp.5 Gertman 1969 murex snail
Murexiella (Murexiella) shilohensis10 Heilprin 1887 murex snail
Murexiella (Murexiella) calhounensis10 Vokes 1968 murex snail
Pterynotus (Pterynotus) hoerlei n. sp.12 Vokes 1970 mustached bat
Dermomurex (Dermomurex) matercula17 Vokes 1975 murex snail
Dermomurex (Viator) vaughani17 Maury 1910 murex snail
"Chicoreus (Chicoreus) cornurectus" = Chicoreus (Triplex) cornurectus15 Guppy 1876 murex snail
Chicoreus (Chicoreus) elusivus15 Vokes 1974 murex snail
Chicoreus (Chicoreus) dujardinoides9 Vokes 1963 murex snail
Poirieria (Panamurex) mauryae12 Vokes 1970 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus aquoreus8 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus erugatus8 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus chipolanus8 Dall 1896 cone shell
Conus ambonos8 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus sulculus8 Dall 1896 cone shell
Conus gardnerae8 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus demiurgus8 Dall 1903 cone shell
Conus isomatratus8 Dall 1896 cone shell
Conus tapetus8 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
 Stromboidea - Thersiteidae
Orthaulax gabbi21 Dall 1890 snail
 Velutinoidea - Triviidae
Hespererato chipolana3 Maury 1910 snail
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
"Lyncina theresae" = Zonaria theresae3, "Erronea (Adusta) heilprinii" = Zonaria heilprinii3, Talparia (Talparia) mariaelisabethae3, "Siphocypraea chilona" = Loxacypraea chilona3, "Cypraeorbis ballista" = Cypraeorbis willcoxi ballista3
"Lyncina theresae" = Zonaria theresae3 Dolin 1991 cowry
"Erronea (Adusta) heilprinii" = Zonaria heilprinii3 Dall 1890 cowry
"Siphocypraea chilona" = Loxacypraea chilona3 Dall 1900 cowry
"Cypraeorbis ballista" = Cypraeorbis willcoxi ballista3 Dall 1915 cowry
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Crepipatella apprimus18 Vokes 1975 slipper shell
Calyptraea (Trochita) costaria18 Grateloup 1827 slipper shell
 Tonnoidea - Ranellidae
Monoplex ritteri1 Schmelz 1989 triton shell
 Tonnoidea - Bursidae
Bursa (Tutufa) pelouatensis14 Cossmann and Peyrot 1903 frog shell
Bursa rhodostoma1 Sowerby 1835 frog shell
Bursa chipolana1 Schmelz 1997 frog shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Campanilidae
"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 cossmanni6 Dall 1892 cerith snail
Hemicerithium akriton6 Hoerle 1972 cerith snail
Hemicerithium pagodum6 Hoerle 1972 cerith snail
Alabina (Caloosalba) turbatrix6 Hoerle 1972 cerith snail
Alabina (Caloosalba) boiplex6 Dall 1892 cerith snail
 Valvatida - Asterodiscididae
Kionaster petersonae n. sp.2 Blake and Portell 2011 sea star