TU 91 - Oak Grove [Oak Grove Sand] (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: Oak Grove Formation (Alum Bluff Group), Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• LITHOSTRATIGRAPHY: From the Oak Grove Fm of the Alum Bluff Gp, for which lithostratigraphic relationships are not discussed. AGE: late Early Miocene, on the basis of macro fossil biostratigraphy. STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From unknown position within formation.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; unlithified, gray, green, calcareous sandstone and siliciclastic

• ENVIRONMENT: Not discussed in text.
• LITHOLOGY: Gray, green, calcareous sandstone. LITHIIFCATION: Unlithified, on the basis of figured specimens.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original aragonite

Collected by Vokes & Vokes; reposited in the 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 Unpublished notes [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/P. Wagner]more details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 92506: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 17.11.2009

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Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Limited to taxa described in taxonomic treatments. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication with modern nomenclature and species-resolution identifications.
 Architaenioglossa - Ampullinidae
Globularia fischeri6 Dall 1892 snail
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Oliva (Omogymna) liodes1 Dall 1903 olive snail
Oliva (Omogymna) martensii1 Dall 1903 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Poirieria (Panamurex) phagon5 Gardner 1947 murex snail
Poirieria (Panamurex) laccopoia5 Gardner 1947 murex snail
Murex (Murex) gilli4 Maury 1910 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus vitius n. sp.3 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus gardnerae n. sp.3 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus nemorideditus n. sp.3 Maury 1910 cone shell
Conus waltonensis3 Aldrich 1903 cone shell
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Calyptraea (Trochita) crenata7 Gardner 1947 slipper shell