TU 548 - Chipola River [Chipola Fm] (Miocene of the United States)

Where: Calhoun County, Florida (30.3° N, 85.2° W: paleocoordinates 30.6° 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 Unpublished notes [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/P. Wagner]more details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 92459: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 13.11.2009

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.
 Terebratulida - Terebrataliidae
 Pectinida - Limidae
Limaria (Limaria) chipolana8 Vokes 1973 file clam
 Pholadida - Teredinidae
Kuphus incrassatus7 Gabb 1873 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Petricola (Petricoxenica) hoerleae n. sp.12 Vokes 1976 venus clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
"Arcopagia (Johnsonella) fausta" = Arcopagia fausta6
"Arcopagia (Johnsonella) fausta" = Arcopagia fausta6 Pulteney 1799 tellin clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Miltha (Miltha) chipolana" = Miltha chipolana5
"Miltha (Miltha) chipolana" = Miltha chipolana5 Dall 1903 clam
 Triphoroidea - Cerithiopsidae
Seila adamsii2 Lea 1845 snail
 Architaenioglossa - Ampullinidae
Globularia fischeri9 Dall 1892 snail
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Jaspidella cofacorys1 Gardner 1937 olive snail
Oliva (Omogymna) liodes1 Dall 1903 olive snail
Oliva (Omogymna) martensii1 Dall 1903 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Hexaplex veatchi13, Dermomurex (Dermomurex) matercula10, "Murex (Murex) vaughani" = Dermomurex (Viator) vaughani4, "Dermomurex (Viator) vaughani" = Dermomurex (Viator) vaughani10
Hexaplex veatchi13 Maury 1910 murex snail
Dermomurex (Dermomurex) matercula10 Vokes 1975 murex snail
"Murex (Murex) vaughani" = Dermomurex (Viator) vaughani4 Maury 1910 murex snail
"Dermomurex (Viator) vaughani" = Dermomurex (Viator) vaughani10 Maury 1910 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus sulculus3 Dall 1896 cone shell
Conus trajectionis3 Maury 1910 cone shell
Conus aneuretos3 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus isomatratus3 Dall 1896 cone shell
Conus tapetus3 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
 Stromboidea - Thersiteidae
Orthaulax gabbi14 Dall 1890 snail
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Calyptraea (Trochita) costaria11 Grateloup 1827 slipper shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Campanilidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Pleisotrochidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Potamididae
Potamides suprasulcatus2 Gabb 1873 horn snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Litiopidae
Alaba chipolana2 Dall 1892 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Rhinoclavis (Ochetoclava) chipolana2 Dall 1892 cerith snail
Hemicerithium cossmanni2 Dall 1892 cerith snail
Hemicerithium pagodum2 Hoerle 1972 cerith snail
Alabina (Caloosalba) turbatrix2 Hoerle 1972 cerith snail
Alabina (Caloosalba) boiplex2 Dall 1892 cerith snail