TU 827 - Farley Creek [Chipola Fm] (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 Unpublished notes [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/P. Wagner]more details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 92552: 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.
 Pectinida - Limidae
Limaria (Limaria) chipolana9 Vokes 1973 file clam
 Pholadida - Teredinidae
Kuphus incrassatus8 Gabb 1873 clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Miltha (Miltha) chipolana" = Miltha chipolana6
"Miltha (Miltha) chipolana" = Miltha chipolana6 Dall 1903 clam
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Oliva (Omogymna) martensii1 Dall 1903 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
"Typhis (Talityphis) obesus" = Typhina obesa2 Gabb 1873 murex snail
Hexaplex (Hexaplex) veatchi5 Maury 1910 murex snail
Murexiella (Murexiella) shilohensis5 Heilprin 1887 murex snail
Dermomurex (Dermomurex) matercula10 Vokes 1975 murex snail
Poirieria (Panamurex) mauryae7 Vokes 1970 murex snail
Poirieria (Panamurex) laccopoia7 Gardner 1947 murex snail
Poirieria (Panamurex) fusinoides7 Gardner 1947 murex snail
Haustellum gilli11 murex snail
Typhis (Rugotyphis) keenae2 Gertman 1969 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus erugatus4 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus chipolanus4 Dall 1896 cone shell
Conus sulculus4 Dall 1896 cone shell
Conus demiurgus4 Dall 1903 cone shell
Conus aneuretos4 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus isomatratus4 Dall 1896 cone shell
Conus tapetus4 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Campanilidae
 Scleractinia - Rhizangiidae
Symbiangia vaughani12 Weisbord 1971 stony coral