TU 457 - 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 Unpublished notes [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/P. Wagner]more details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 92457: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 13.11.2009, 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.
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Jaspidella cofacorys3 Gardner 1937 olive snail
Oliva (Omogymna) liodes3 Dall 1903 olive snail
Oliva (Omogymna) martensii3 Dall 1903 olive snail
Oliva (Oliva) blowi3 Drez 1981 olive snail
Oliva (Oliva) vokesorum3 Drez 1981 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
Lyria (Enaeta) isabellae1 Maury 1910 volute
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
"Typhis (Talityphis) obesus" = Typhina obesa4 Gabb 1873 murex snail
Murexiella (Murexiella) shilohensis8 Heilprin 1887 murex snail
Chicoreus (Chicoreus) folidodes7 Gardner 1947 murex snail
Chicoreus (Chicoreus) lepidotus7 Vokes 1963 murex snail
Poirieria (Panamurex) lychnia9 Gardner 1947 murex snail
Poirieria (Panamurex) mauryae9 Vokes 1970 murex snail
Poirieria (Panamurex) laccopoia9 Gardner 1947 murex snail
Poirieria (Panamurex) fusinoides9 Gardner 1947 murex snail
Haustellum gilli10 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus tricoratus6 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus aquoreus6 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus erugatus6 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus chipolanus6 Dall 1896 cone shell
Conus rapunculus6 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus sulculus6 Dall 1896 cone shell
Conus gardnerae6 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus demiurgus6 Dall 1903 cone shell
Conus isomatratus6 Dall 1896 cone shell
"Conus cracens" = Conus sauridens6 Conrad 1833 cone shell
Conus tapetus6 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus vegrandis6 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
 Stromboidea - Thersiteidae
Orthaulax gabbi11 Dall 1890 snail
 Velutinoidea - Triviidae
Trivia chipolana n. sp.2 Maury 1910 snail
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
"Erronea (Adusta) spurcoides" = Zonaria spurcoides2, "Cypraeorbis hertleini" = Cypraeorbis willcoxi2
"Erronea (Adusta) spurcoides" = Zonaria spurcoides2 Gabb 1873 cowry
"Cypraeorbis hertleini" = Cypraeorbis willcoxi2 Dall 1890 cowry
 Sorbeoconcha - Campanilidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Pleisotrochidae
Tenuicerithium ascensum5 Hoerle 1972 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Litiopidae
Alaba chipolana5 Dall 1892 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Rhinoclavis (Ochetoclava) chipolana5 Dall 1892 cerith snail
Hemicerithium cossmanni5 Dall 1892 cerith snail
Alabina (Caloosalba) turbatrix5 Hoerle 1972 cerith snail
Alabina (Caloosalba) boiplex5 Dall 1892 cerith snail
 Scleractinia - Rhizangiidae
Symbiangia vaughani n. gen.12 Weisbord 1971 stony coral