McBean Creek (Eocene of the United States)

Also known as Locality 1

Where: Richmond County, Georgia (33.3° N, 81.9° W: paleocoordinates 33.3° N, 74.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Ostrea sellaeformis other zone, McBean Formation, Late/Upper Eocene (37.2 - 33.9 Ma)

• fauna is on balance "Jacksonian (upper Eocene)"

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; unlithified siliciclastic sediments and lithified limestone

• unit consists of "soft marine sands, clays, and marls [presumably yielding the fossils] with discontinuous beds of hard limestone"

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by R. W. Stephens, Jr.

• LSU collection

Primary reference: A. H. Cheetham. 1962. Eocene bryozoa from the McBean Formation in Georgia. Micropaleontology 8(3):323-336 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 90479: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 01.08.2009

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• numerous molluscs are present and described in earlier publications
 Cheilostomata - Gigantoporidae
Semihaswellia rectifurcata Canu and Bassler 1917
 Cheilostomata - Schizoporellidae
Schizoporella mcbeanensis n. sp. Cheetham 1962
 Cheilostomata - Cheiloporinidae
Cheiloporina anderseni Cheetham 1962
 Cheilostomata - Smittinidae
Plagiosmittia porelloides Canu and Bassler 1920
Smittina denticulifera Canu and Bassler 1920
 Cheilostomata - Bitectiporidae
Schizomavella porosa Canu and Bassler 1920
Hippoporina vespertilio Canu and Bassler 1920
 Cheilostomata - Stomachetosellidae
Metradolium areolatum n. sp. Cheetham 1962
 Cheilostomata - Hippopodinidae
Hippopodina stephensi n. sp. Cheetham 1962
 Cheilostomata - Quadricellariidae
Nellia tenella Lamarck 1816
 Cheilostomata - Flustridae
Hincksina ocalensis Canu and Bassler 1920
 Cheilostomata - Lepraliellidae
Kleidionella mcbeanensis n. sp. Cheetham 1962
 Cheilostomata - Romancheinidae
Ochetosella parva n. sp. Cheetham 1962
Hippopleurifera mcbeanensis n. sp. Cheetham 1962
 Cheilostomata - Microporidae
Rimosocella laciniosa Canu and Bassler 1920
 Cheilostomata - Lunulitidae
Oligotresium howei n. sp. Cheetham 1962
 Cheilostomata - Onychocellidae
Floridina asymmetrica Canu and Bassler 1920
 Cheilostomata - Calloporidae
Membraniporidra sp. Canu and Bassler 1917