TU 555 - Fourmile Creek [Chipola Fm] (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.

• formation-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 Unpublished notes [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/P. Wagner]more details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 92460: 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.
 Terebratulida - Terebrataliidae
 Pectinida - Limidae
Limaria (Limaria) chipolana12 Vokes 1973 file clam
Ctenoides (Ctenoides) floridana12 Olsson and Harbison 1953 file clam
Ctenoides (Ctenoides) scabra12 Born 1778 file clam
 Pholadida - Teredinidae
Kuphus incrassatus11 Gabb 1873 clam
 Cardiida - Gastrochaenidae
 Cardiida - Sportellidae
Basterotia (Basterotella) miocenica n. sp.18 Vokes 1981 clam
Basterotia (Basterotia) ambona n. sp.18 Vokes 1981 clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Miltha (Miltha) chipolana" = Miltha chipolana8
"Miltha (Miltha) chipolana" = Miltha chipolana8 Dall 1903 clam
 Neritoina - Neritopsidae
Neritopsis vokesorum n. sp.5 Hoerle 1972 snail
 Triphoroidea - Cerithiopsidae
Cerithiopsis inopinus n. sp.4 Hoerle 1972 snail
Seila adamsii4 Lea 1845 snail
 Architaenioglossa - Ampullinidae
Globularia fischeri14 Dall 1892 snail
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Oliva (Omogymna) liodes2 Dall 1903 olive snail
Oliva (Omogymna) martensii2 Dall 1903 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Hexaplex veatchi19 Maury 1910 murex snail
Murexiella (Murexiella) calhounensis n. sp.7 Vokes 1968 murex snail
Pterynotus (Pterynotus) hoerlei9 Vokes 1970 mustached bat
Dermomurex (Dermomurex) matercula15 Vokes 1975 murex snail
Chicoreus (Chicoreus) elusivus13 Vokes 1974 murex snail
Poirieria (Panamurex) lychnia9 Gardner 1947 murex snail
Poirieria (Panamurex) mauryae9 Vokes 1970 murex snail
Haustellum gilli19 murex snail
Concholepas drezi10 Vokes 1972 murex snail
Typhis (Rugotyphis) keenae3 Gertman 1969 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
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 tapetus6 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
 Stromboidea - Thersiteidae
Orthaulax gabbi20 Dall 1890 snail
 Velutinoidea - Triviidae
"Erato chipolana n. sp." = Hespererato chipolana1
"Erato chipolana n. sp." = Hespererato chipolana1 Maury 1910 snail
 Cypraeoidea - Ovulidae
Simnia (Neosimnia) cristata n. sp.1 Dolin 1991 snail
Simnia (Spiculata) terminatincta n. sp.1 Dolin 1991 snail
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
"Cypraeorbis ballista" = Cypraeorbis willcoxi ballista1 Dall 1915 cowry
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Crepipatella apprimus16 Vokes 1975 slipper shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Campanilidae
"Cerithium burnsii" = Cerithium (Thericium) burnsii4 Dall 1892 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Pleisotrochidae
Tenuicerithium permutabile4 Dall 1892 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Potamididae
Potamides suprasulcatus4 Gabb 1873 horn snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Rhinoclavis (Ochetoclava) chipolana4 Dall 1892 cerith snail
Bittium serenum4 Hoerle 1972 cerith snail
Hemicerithium cossmanni4 Dall 1892 cerith snail
Hemicerithium akriton4 Hoerle 1972 cerith snail
Hemicerithium pagodum4 Hoerle 1972 cerith snail
Alabina (Caloosalba) turbatrix4 Hoerle 1972 cerith snail
Alabina (Caloosalba) boiplex4 Dall 1892 cerith snail
 Neritoidea - Neritidae