TU 818 - Farley Creek (Miocene of the United States)

Where: Calhoun County, Florida (30.5° N, 85.2° W: paleocoordinates 30.9° 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 Unpublished notes [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/P. Wagner]more details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 92549: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 17.11.2009, 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.
 Pectinida - Limidae
Limaria (Limaria) chipolana9 Vokes 1973 file clam
 Pholadida - Teredinidae
Kuphus incrassatus8 Gabb 1873 clam
 Cardiida - Sportellidae
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Oliva (Omogymna) martensii2 Dall 1903 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
"Typhis (Talityphis) obesus" = Typhina obesa3 Gabb 1873 murex snail
Hexaplex (Hexaplex) veatchi6 Maury 1910 murex snail
Murexiella (Murexiella) calhounensis6 Vokes 1968 murex snail
Dermomurex (Trialatella) farleyensis10 Vokes 1975 murex snail
Dermomurex (Viator) vaughani10 Maury 1910 murex snail
Poirieria (Panamurex) mauryae7 Vokes 1970 murex snail
Haustellum gilli12 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus erugatus5 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus sulculus5 Dall 1896 cone shell
Conus demiurgus5 Dall 1903 cone shell
Conus aneuretos5 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus isomatratus5 Dall 1896 cone shell
Conus tapetus5 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
"Zoila willcoxi" = Cypraeorbis willcoxi1, "Zoila arlettae" = Cypraeorbis arlettae1
"Zoila willcoxi" = Cypraeorbis willcoxi1 Dall 1890 cowry
"Zoila arlettae" = Cypraeorbis arlettae1 Dolin 1991 cowry
 Sorbeoconcha - Campanilidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Hemicerithium cossmanni4 Dall 1892 cerith snail
Hemicerithium akriton4 Hoerle 1972 cerith snail