TU 826 - 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 Unpublished notes [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/P. Wagner]more details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 92558: 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) chipolana6 Vokes 1973 file clam
 Pholadida - Teredinidae
Kuphus incrassatus5 Gabb 1873 clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Miltha (Miltha) chipolana" = Miltha chipolana4
"Miltha (Miltha) chipolana" = Miltha chipolana4 Dall 1903 clam
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Dermomurex (Trialatella) farleyensis7 Vokes 1975 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus erugatus3 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus chipolanus3 Dall 1896 cone shell
Conus demiurgus3 Dall 1903 cone shell
Conus aneuretos3 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus isomatratus3 Dall 1896 cone shell
"Conus cracens" = Conus sauridens3 Conrad 1833 cone shell
Conus tapetus3 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
 Tonnoidea - Ranellidae
Monoplex "n. sp. A"1 Perry 1811 triton shell
Monoplex ritteri1 Schmelz 1989 triton shell
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
Semicassis aldrichi1 Dall 1890 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Campanilidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Pleisotrochidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Rhinoclavis (Ochetoclava) chipolana2 Dall 1892 cerith snail
Hemicerithium cossmanni2 Dall 1892 cerith snail
Hemicerithium akriton2 Hoerle 1972 cerith snail
Hemicerithium pagodum2 Hoerle 1972 cerith snail