TU 820b - 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 Unpublished notes [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/P. Wagner]more details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 92550: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 17.11.2009, edited by Pete Wagner

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Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Limited to taxa described in taxonomic treatments. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication with modern nomenclature and species-resolution identifications.
 Pectinida - Limidae
Limaria (Limaria) chipolana13 Vokes 1973 file clam
 Pholadida - Teredinidae
Kuphus incrassatus12 Gabb 1873 clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
"Arcopagia (Johnsonella) fausta" = Arcopagia fausta11
"Arcopagia (Johnsonella) fausta" = Arcopagia fausta11 Pulteney 1799 tellin clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Miltha (Miltha) chipolana" = Miltha chipolana8, Eomiltha scolaroi9
"Miltha (Miltha) chipolana" = Miltha chipolana8 Dall 1903 clam
Eomiltha scolaroi9 Vokes 1969 clam
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Oliva (Omogymna) liodes3 Dall 1903 olive snail
Oliva (Omogymna) martensii3 Dall 1903 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
"Typhis (Talityphis) obesus" = Typhina obesa4 Gabb 1873 murex snail
Hexaplex (Hexaplex) veatchi7 Maury 1910 murex snail
Dermomurex (Trialatella) farleyensis15 Vokes 1975 murex snail
Chicoreus (Chicoreus) elusivus14 Vokes 1974 murex snail
Poirieria (Panamurex) mauryae10 Vokes 1970 murex snail
Typhis (Rugotyphis) keenae4 Gertman 1969 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus erugatus6 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus chipolanus6 Dall 1896 cone shell
Conus sulculus6 Dall 1896 cone shell
Conus gardnerae6 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus demiurgus6 Dall 1903 cone shell
Conus aneuretos6 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus isomatratus6 Dall 1896 cone shell
"Conus cracens" = Conus sauridens6 Conrad 1833 cone shell
Conus tapetus6 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
 Velutinoidea - Triviidae
Trivia juliae2 Dolin 1991 snail
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
"Mauritia (Mauritia) campbelliana" = Luria campbelliana2, Trona leporina2, "Zoila willcoxi" = Cypraeorbis willcoxi2, "Zoila arlettae n. sp." = Cypraeorbis arlettae2
"Mauritia (Mauritia) campbelliana" = Luria campbelliana2 Pilsbry 1922 cowry
Trona leporina2 Lamarck 1810 cowry
Trona leporina calhounensis
"Zoila willcoxi" = Cypraeorbis willcoxi2 Dall 1890 cowry
"Zoila arlettae n. sp." = Cypraeorbis arlettae2 Dolin 1991 cowry
 Tonnoidea - Ranellidae
Monoplex ritteri1 Schmelz 1989 triton shell
 Tonnoidea - Personidae
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
Cypraecassis chipolana1 Duerr 2001 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Campanilidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Pleisotrochidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Litiopidae
Alaba chipolana5 Dall 1892 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Rhinoclavis (Ochetoclava) chipolana5 Dall 1892 cerith snail
Hemicerithium cossmanni5 Dall 1892 cerith snail
Hemicerithium akriton n. sp.5 Hoerle 1972 cerith snail
Alabina (Caloosalba) turbatrix5 Hoerle 1972 cerith snail
Alabina (Caloosalba) boiplex5 Dall 1892 cerith snail