TU 830 - Tenmile 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 Unpublished notes [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/P. Wagner]more details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 92379: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 09.11.2009, edited by 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.
 Carditida - Astartidae
Astarte (Ashtarotha) pansyrta n. sp.20 Vokes 1981 clam
 Cardiida - Gastrochaenidae
Gastrochaena (Spengleria) emilyana n. sp.18 Vokes 1976 clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Agnocardia acrocome21 Dall 1900 cockle
 Cardiida - Sportellidae
 Architaenioglossa - Ampullinidae
Globularia fischeri15 Dall 1892 snail
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Oliva (Omogymna) liodes4 Dall 1903 olive snail
Oliva (Omogymna) martensii4 Dall 1903 olive snail
Oliva (Oliva) blowi4 Drez 1981 olive snail
Oliva (Oliva) vokesorum4 Drez 1981 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
Lyria (Enaeta) isabellae2 Maury 1910 volute
 Neogastropoda - Turbinellidae
Vasum elongatum11 Vokes 1970 snail
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
"Typhis (Talityphis) obesus" = Typhina obesa5 Gabb 1873 murex snail
Pygmaepterys drezi23 Vokes and D'Attilio 1980 murex snail
Pygmaepterys pratulum23 Vokes and D'Attilio 1980 murex snail
Hexaplex (Hexaplex) veatchi8 Maury 1910 murex snail
"Pterynotus pinnatus" = Pterynotus (Pterynotus) pinnatus12 Swainson 1822 mustached bat
Demomurex (Viator) curviductus n. sp.16 Vokes 1975 murex snail
Chicoreus (Chicoreus) elusivus14 Vokes 1974 murex snail
Chicoreus (Siratus) juliagardnerae10 Vokes 1970 murex snail
Poirieria (Panamurex) mauryae9 Vokes 1970 murex snail
Poirieria (Panamurex) laccopoia9 Gardner 1947 murex snail
Poirieria (Panamurex) fusinoides9 Gardner 1947 murex snail
Haustellum gilli22 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus tricoratus7 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus aquoreus7 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus chipolanus7 Dall 1896 cone shell
Conus ambonos7 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus sulculus7 Dall 1896 cone shell
Conus gardnerae7 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus trajectionis7 Maury 1910 cone shell
Conus demiurgus7 Dall 1903 cone shell
Conus aneuretos7 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus isomatratus7 Dall 1896 cone shell
Conus vegrandis7 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
 Stromboidea - Thersiteidae
Orthaulax gabbi24 Dall 1890 snail
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
"Erronea (Adusta) tumulus" = Zonaria tumulus3, "Erronea (Adusta) spurcoides" = Zonaria spurcoides3, "Erronea (Adusta) shirleyae" = Zonaria shirleyae3, "Siphocypraea chilona" = Loxacypraea chilona3
"Erronea (Adusta) tumulus" = Zonaria tumulus3 Heilprin 1886 cowry
"Erronea (Adusta) spurcoides" = Zonaria spurcoides3 Gabb 1873 cowry
"Erronea (Adusta) shirleyae" = Zonaria shirleyae3 Dolin 1991 cowry
"Siphocypraea chilona" = Loxacypraea chilona3 Dall 1900 cowry
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Calyptraea (Trochita) ornata17 Basterot 1825 slipper shell
 Tonnoidea - Ranellidae
Monoplex ritteri1 Schmelz 1989 triton shell
 Tonnoidea - Personidae
"Distorsio floridana" = Distorsio mcgintyi1
"Distorsio floridana" = Distorsio mcgintyi1 Emerson and Puffer 1953 snail
 Tonnoidea - Tonnidae
Eudolium subfasciatum1 Sacco 1890 tun shell
 Tonnoidea - Bursidae
Bursa (Tutufa) pelouatensis13 Cossmann and Peyrot 1903 frog shell
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
Cypraecassis chipolana1 Duerr 2001 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Campanilidae
"Cerithium burnsii" = Cerithium (Thericium) burnsii6 Dall 1892 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Rhinoclavis (Ochetoclava) chipolana6 Dall 1892 cerith snail
Hemicerithium cossmanni6 Dall 1892 cerith snail
Alabina (Caloosalba) turbatrix6 Hoerle 1972 cerith snail
Alabina (Caloosalba) boiplex6 Dall 1892 cerith snail
 Scleractinia - Rhizangiidae
Symbiangia vaughani25 Weisbord 1971 stony coral