PRI 2187 (Paleocene of the United States)

Where: Wilcox County, Alabama (31.9° N, 87.1° W: paleocoordinates 34.5° N, 69.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Oak Hill Member (Naheola Formation), Selandian (61.6 - 59.2 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; unlithified, black, silty claystone and unlithified sandstone

• Lithology from Toulmin, 1977: "laminated silty clay and silt with thin beds of fine grained sand"

Size class: mesofossils

Primary reference: K. V. Palmer and D. C. Brann. 1965. Catalogue of the Paleocene and Eocene mollusca of the southern and eastern United States. Part 1. Pelecypoda, Amphineura, Peteropoda, Scaphopoda and Cephalopoda. Bulletins of American Paleontology 48:1-471 [M. Kosnik/M. Kosnik/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 90608: authorized by Jocelyn Sessa, entered by Laurie Eccles on 10.08.2009

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Taxonomic list

 Nuculida - Nuculidae
Nucula "sp. B" Lamarck 1799 nut clam
 Nuculanida - Nuculanidae
Saccella quercollis Harris 1896 pointed nut clam
 Carditida - Carditidae
"Venericardia wilcoxensis" = Venericardia (Baluchicardia) wilcoxensis Dall 1903 clam
 Lepetellida - Fissurellidae
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
""Pleurotoma" "sp. B"" = Turris
""Pleurotoma" "sp. B"" = Turris Röding 1798 turrid
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
Caricella leana, "Volutocorbis rugatus" = Athleta (Volutocorbis)
"Volutocorbis rugatus" = Athleta (Volutocorbis) volute
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
 Neogastropoda - Melongenidae
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae