TU 950 - 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 Unpublished notes [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/P. Wagner]more details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 92554: 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.
 Pholadida - Teredinidae
Kuphus incrassatus10 Gabb 1873 clam
 Cardiida - Sportellidae
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Miltha (Miltha) chipolana" = Miltha chipolana7
"Miltha (Miltha) chipolana" = Miltha chipolana7 Dall 1903 clam
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Jaspidella cofacorys3 Gardner 1937 olive snail
Oliva (Omogymna) liodes3 Dall 1903 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Turbinellidae
"Vasum haitense" = Vasum haitensis9
"Vasum haitense" = Vasum haitensis9 Sowerby 1850 snail
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
"Typhis (Talityphis) obesus" = Typhina obesa4 Gabb 1873 murex snail
Pygmaepterys pratulum15 Vokes and D'Attilio 1980 murex snail
Hexaplex veatchi14 Maury 1910 murex snail
Dermomurex (Viator) vaughani12 Maury 1910 murex snail
Chicoreus (Chicoreus) elusivus11 Vokes 1974 murex snail
Poirieria (Panamurex) lychnia8 Gardner 1947 murex snail
Poirieria (Panamurex) mauryae8 Vokes 1970 murex snail
Poirieria (Panamurex) laccopoia8 Gardner 1947 murex snail
Poirieria (Panamurex) fusinoides8 Gardner 1947 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus erugatus6 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus chipolanus6 Dall 1896 cone shell
Conus ambonos6 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus sulculus6 Dall 1896 cone shell
Conus demiurgus6 Dall 1903 cone shell
Conus isomatratus6 Dall 1896 cone shell
Conus vegrandis6 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
"Zoila willcoxi" = Cypraeorbis willcoxi2, "Cypraeorbis ballista" = Cypraeorbis willcoxi ballista2
"Zoila willcoxi" = Cypraeorbis willcoxi2 Dall 1890 cowry
"Cypraeorbis ballista" = Cypraeorbis willcoxi ballista2 Dall 1915 cowry
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
Cypraecassis chipolana1 Duerr 2001 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Campanilidae
"Cerithium burnsii" = Cerithium (Thericium) burnsii5 Dall 1892 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Potamididae
Potamides suprasulcatus5 Gabb 1873 horn snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Rhinoclavis (Ochetoclava) chipolana5 Dall 1892 cerith snail
Hemicerithium cossmanni5 Dall 1892 cerith snail
 Scleractinia - Rhizangiidae
Symbiangia vaughani16 Weisbord 1971 stony coral