TU 459 - Taylor Branch (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

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 Unpublished notes [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/P. Wagner]more details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 92556: 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.
 Terebratulida - Terebrataliidae
 Pectinida - Limidae
Limaria (Limaria) chipolana10 Vokes 1973 file clam
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
"Ostrea haitensis" = Hyotissa haitensis16
"Ostrea haitensis" = Hyotissa haitensis16 Sowerby 1850 oyster
 Pholadida - Teredinidae
Kuphus incrassatus9 Gabb 1873 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Petricola (Petricoxenica) hoerleae15 Vokes 1976 venus clam
 Cardiida - Donacidae
Donax sp.16 Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Cardiida - Sportellidae
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Miltha (Miltha) chipolana" = Miltha chipolana6, Eomiltha scolaroi7
"Miltha (Miltha) chipolana" = Miltha chipolana6 Dall 1903 clam
Eomiltha scolaroi7 Vokes 1969 clam
 Architaenioglossa - Ampullinidae
Globularia fischeri12 Dall 1892 snail
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Oliva (Omogymna) liodes3 Dall 1903 olive snail
Oliva (Omogymna) martensii3 Dall 1903 olive snail
Oliva (Oliva) blowi3 Drez 1981 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Hexaplex veatchi17 Maury 1910 murex snail
Dermomurex (Viator) vaughani13 Maury 1910 murex snail
Chicoreus (Chicoreus) elusivus11 Vokes 1974 murex snail
Concholepas drezi n. sp.8 Vokes 1972 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus aquoreus5 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus erugatus5 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus chipolanus5 Dall 1896 cone shell
Conus praecipuus5 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus rapunculus5 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus sulculus5 Dall 1896 cone shell
Conus gardnerae5 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus trajectionis n. sp.5 Maury 1910 cone shell
Conus demiurgus5 Dall 1903 cone shell
Conus isomatratus5 Dall 1896 cone shell
"Conus cracens" = Conus sauridens5 Conrad 1833 cone shell
Conus tapetus5 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus vegrandis5 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
 Vanikoroidea - Hipponicidae
Cheilea uncinata14 Reeve 1858 hoof shell
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
"Zoila arlettae" = Cypraeorbis arlettae2
"Zoila arlettae" = Cypraeorbis arlettae2 Dolin 1991 cowry
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Crepipatella apprimus14 Vokes 1975 slipper shell
Calyptraea (Trochita) costaria14 Grateloup 1827 slipper shell
 Tonnoidea - Ranellidae
Monoplex ritteri1 Schmelz 1989 triton shell
 Tonnoidea - Personidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Campanilidae
"Cerithium burnsii" = Cerithium (Thericium) burnsii4 Dall 1892 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Pleisotrochidae
Tenuicerithium ascensum n. sp.4 Hoerle 1972 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Potamididae
Potamides suprasulcatus4 Gabb 1873 horn snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Litiopidae
Alaba chipolana4 Dall 1892 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Rhinoclavis (Ochetoclava) chipolana4 Dall 1892 cerith snail
Bittium serenum4 Hoerle 1972 cerith snail
Hemicerithium cossmanni4 Dall 1892 cerith snail
Hemicerithium pagodum4 Hoerle 1972 cerith snail
Alabina (Caloosalba) turbatrix4 Hoerle 1972 cerith snail
Alabina (Caloosalba) boiplex4 Dall 1892 cerith snail
 Basommatophora - Planorbidae
Planorbis sp.16 Muller 1774 pulmonate