TU 453 - Alum Bluff [Chipola Fm] (Miocene of the United States)

Where: Liberty County, Florida (30.5° N, 85.0° W: paleocoordinates 30.9° N, 81.3° 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 Unpublished notes [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/P. Wagner]more details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 92512: 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.
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Miltha (Miltha) chipolana" = Miltha chipolana3
"Miltha (Miltha) chipolana" = Miltha chipolana3 Dall 1903 clam
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Chicoreus (Chicoreus) dujardinoides2 Vokes 1963 murex snail
Poirieria (Panamurex) mauryae4 Vokes 1970 murex snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Campanilidae
"Cerithium burnsii n. sp." = Cerithium (Thericium) burnsii1
"Cerithium burnsii n. sp." = Cerithium (Thericium) burnsii1 Dall 1892 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Rhinoclavis (Ochetoclava) chipolana1 Dall 1892 cerith snail