Locality B (Paleocene of the United States)

Also known as AWi-20

Where: Wilcox County, Alabama (31.9° N, 87.3° W: paleocoordinates 34.6° N, 69.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Coal Bluff Member (Naheola Formation), Selandian (61.6 - 59.2 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; poorly lithified, coarse-grained, glauconitic, gray, green sandstone

• poorly lithified glauconitic grayish green coarse grained sand

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk,

• Collected by Linda Ivany-Gastropod shells were only counted if they contained the apex of the shell; bivalve shells were only counted if they contained the umbo.

Primary reference: J. A. Sessa, T. J. Bralower, M. E. Patzkowsky, J. C. Handley, and L. C. Ivany. 2012. Environmental and biological controls on the diversity and ecology of Late Cretaceous through early Paleogene marine ecosystems in the US Gulf Coastal Plain. Paleobiology 38(2):218-239 [M. Patzkowsky/J. Sessa/J. Sessa]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 89867: authorized by Jocelyn Sessa, entered by Laurie Eccles on 18.06.2009

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Flabellidae
Flabellum conoideum Vaughan 1900 stony coral
Bivalvia
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
"Nucula mediavia" = Nucula (Nucula) mediavia
"Nucula mediavia" = Nucula (Nucula) mediavia Harris 1896 nut clam
 Carditida - Carditidae
"Venericardia wilcoxensis" = Venericardia (Baluchicardia) wilcoxensis
"Venericardia wilcoxensis" = Venericardia (Baluchicardia) wilcoxensis Dall 1903 clam
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
"Crassatella sepulcollis" = Crassatella aquiana
"Crassatella sepulcollis" = Crassatella aquiana Clark 1895 clam
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea crenulimarginata Gabb 1860 oyster
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
Glycymeris idonea Conrad 1865 clam
Glycymeris idonea subsp.
Gastropoda
 Sorbeoconcha - Rostellariidae
 Neogastropoda - Raphitomidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Naticidae
Polinices eminulus Conrad 1833 moon snail
Polinices eminulus var.
 Cerithioidea - Turritellidae
Turritella aldrichi turret shell
Scaphopoda
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae