TU 828 - 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 Unpublished notes [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/P. Wagner]more details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 92553: 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.
 Pholadida - Teredinidae
Kuphus incrassatus8 Gabb 1873 clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
"Arcopagia (Johnsonella) fausta" = Arcopagia fausta7
"Arcopagia (Johnsonella) fausta" = Arcopagia fausta7 Pulteney 1799 tellin clam
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Hexaplex (Hexaplex) veatchi5 Maury 1910 murex snail
Poirieria (Panamurex) mauryae6 Vokes 1970 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 aneuretos4 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus isomatratus4 Dall 1896 cone shell
Conus tapetus4 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
"Zoila willcoxi" = Cypraeorbis willcoxi1
"Zoila willcoxi" = Cypraeorbis willcoxi1 Dall 1890 cowry
 Sorbeoconcha - Campanilidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Hemicerithium cossmanni3 Dall 1892 cerith snail