Sta. 4593 - Deearadeaux [Barnwell Sand] (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Aiken County, South Carolina (33.6° N, 81.7° W: paleocoordinates 33.6° N, 73.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Barnwell Sand Formation, Late/Upper Eocene (37.2 - 33.9 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the Barnwell Sand, which presumably regionally unconformably overlies the McBean Fm, and is regionally correlative with the Cooper Marl and Santee Limestone. AGE: Late Eocene. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From exposure of 5 ft thickness, underlain by patches of fuller's earth. Probably from the upper part of the sandstone

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; unlithified, green, red sandstone

• ENVIRONMENT: Shallow marine, shelfal siliciclastic.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Greenish to red sand. LITHIFICATION: Unlithified, on the basis of facies description (friable sand, loose shells).

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Vaughn in 1907

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• COLLECTORS: T.W Vaughn, 1907. REPOSITORIES: Unknown.

Primary reference: C. W. Cooke. 1936. Geology of the Coastal Plain of South Carolina. United States Geological Survey Bulletin 837 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 92432: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 12.11.2009

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for bivalves and gastropods. NOMENCLATURE: Identified by T.W Vaughn; not an authoritative publication and with antiquated nomenclature but with species-resolution identifications. Nomenclature updated with subsequent publications.
Bivalvia
 Ostreomorphi -
Arcida indet.1 Stoliczka 1871 clam
 Arcida - Arcidae
"Arca rhomboidella" = Barbatia (Plagiarca) rhomboidella, "Trigonarca declivis" = Halonanus declivis
"Arca rhomboidella" = Barbatia (Plagiarca) rhomboidella Lea 1833 clam
"Trigonarca declivis" = Halonanus declivis Conrad 1833 clam
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
Glycymeris sp. Da Costa 1778 clam
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
Corbula extenuata Dall 1898 clam
 Cardiida - Mactridae
Mactra sp. Linnaeus 1767 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Cytherea aequora venus clam
 Hiatellida - Hiatellidae
"Panope sp." = Panopea
"Panope sp." = Panopea Menard 1807 clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Lucina sp. Bruguière 1797 clam
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
Nucula ovalis nut clam
"Nucula magnifica" = Nucula (Nucula) magnifica Conrad 1833 nut clam
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
Phos sagenus true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Marginellidae
Marginella semen margin shell
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
Caricella pyruloides Conrad 1832 volute
 Neogastropoda - Mangeliidae
"Mangilia sp." = Cythara (Mangelia)
"Mangilia sp." = Cythara (Mangelia) Loven 1846 snail
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
"Pleurotoma lonsdalei" = Turris, "Pleurotoma sp." = Turris, "Pleurotoma nupera" = Turris
"Pleurotoma lonsdalei" = Turris turrid
"Pleurotoma sp." = Turris Röding 1798 turrid
"Pleurotoma nupera" = Turris turrid
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
Terebra sp. Bruguière 1789 auger snail
 Ficoidea - Ficidae
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
"Natica semilunata" = Natica (Naticarius) semilunata
"Natica semilunata" = Natica (Naticarius) semilunata Lea 1833 moon snail
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Calyptraea (Trochita) aperta2 Solander 1766 slipper shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella nasuta turret shell
Turritella dutexata Harris 1895 turret shell
"Turritella carinata" = Haustator carinata Lea 1833 turret shell
 Heterostropha - Acteonidae
"Actaeon idoneus" = Acteon idoneus
"Actaeon idoneus" = Acteon idoneus Conrad 1833 snail
Scaphopoda
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae
Dentalium sp. Linnaeus 1758 tusk shell
Gymnolaemata
 Cheilostomata - Lunulariidae
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Endopachys maclurii Lea 1833 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Amalthea
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