TU 999 - Farley Creek (Miocene of the United States)

Where: Calhoun County, Florida (30.5° N, 85.2° W: paleocoordinates 30.9° 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 Unpublished notes [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/P. Wagner]more details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 91536: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 01.10.2009, edited by Pete Wagner

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Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Limited to taxa described in taxonomic treatments. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication with modern nomenclature and species-resolution identifications.
 Pholadida - Teredinidae
Kuphus incrassatus10 Gabb 1873 clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
"Arcopagia (Johnsonella) fausta" = Arcopagia fausta9
"Arcopagia (Johnsonella) fausta" = Arcopagia fausta9 Pulteney 1799 tellin clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Miltha (Miltha) chipolana" = Miltha chipolana6, Eomiltha scolaroi n. sp.7
"Miltha (Miltha) chipolana" = Miltha chipolana6 Dall 1903 clam
Eomiltha scolaroi n. sp.7 Vokes 1969 clam
 Protobranchia - Manzanellidae
Nucinella chipolana n. sp.13 Vokes 1985 clam
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Oliva (Omogymna) liodes3 Dall 1903 olive snail
Oliva (Omogymna) martensii3 Dall 1903 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Hexaplex veatchi14 Maury 1910 murex snail
Dermomurex (Trialatella) farleyensis n. sp.11 Vokes 1975 murex snail
Dermomurex (Viator) vaughani11 Maury 1910 murex snail
Poirieria (Panamurex) mauryae8 Vokes 1970 murex snail
Poirieria (Panamurex) laccopoia8 Gardner 1947 murex snail
Haustellum gilli14 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus chipolanus5 Dall 1896 cone shell
Conus sulculus5 Dall 1896 cone shell
Conus gardnerae5 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus demiurgus5 Dall 1903 cone shell
Conus aneuretos5 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus isomatratus5 Dall 1896 cone shell
"Conus cracens" = Conus sauridens5 Conrad 1833 cone shell
Conus tapetus5 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
Trona leporina2, "Siphocypraea chilona" = Loxacypraea chilona2, "Zoila willcoxi" = Cypraeorbis willcoxi2
Trona leporina2 Lamarck 1810 cowry
Trona leporina calhounensis
"Siphocypraea chilona" = Loxacypraea chilona2 Dall 1900 cowry
"Zoila willcoxi" = Cypraeorbis willcoxi2 Dall 1890 cowry
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Calyptraea (Trochita) costaria12 Grateloup 1827 slipper shell
 Tonnoidea - Ranellidae
Monoplex ritteri1 Schmelz 1989 triton shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Campanilidae
"Cerithium burnsii" = Cerithium (Thericium) burnsii4 Dall 1892 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Rhinoclavis (Ochetoclava) chipolana4 Dall 1892 cerith snail
Hemicerithium cossmanni4 Dall 1892 cerith snail
Hemicerithium akriton4 Hoerle 1972 cerith snail