TU 1050 - Chipola River (Miocene of the United States)

Where: Calhoun County, Florida (30.3° N, 85.2° W: paleocoordinates 30.6° 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 Unpublished notes [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/P. Wagner]more details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 92564: 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.
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
"Arcopagia (Johnsonella) fausta" = Arcopagia fausta5
"Arcopagia (Johnsonella) fausta" = Arcopagia fausta5 Pulteney 1799 tellin clam
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Oliva (Omogymna) liodes2 Dall 1903 olive snail
Oliva (Omogymna) martensii2 Dall 1903 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Dermomurex (Viator) vaughani6 Maury 1910 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus aquoreus4 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus chipolanus4 Dall 1896 cone shell
Conus sulculus4 Dall 1896 cone shell
Conus demiurgus4 Dall 1903 cone shell
Conus isomatratus4 Dall 1896 cone shell
"Conus cracens" = Conus sauridens4 Conrad 1833 cone shell
Conus tapetus4 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
Conus vegrandis4 Hoerle 1976 cone shell
 Vanikoroidea - Hipponicidae
Cheilea uncinata7 Reeve 1858 hoof shell
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
"Zoila arlettae" = Cypraeorbis arlettae1
"Zoila arlettae" = Cypraeorbis arlettae1 Dolin 1991 cowry
 Sorbeoconcha - Campanilidae
"Cerithium burnsii" = Cerithium (Thericium) burnsii3
"Cerithium burnsii" = Cerithium (Thericium) burnsii3 Dall 1892 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Pleisotrochidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Rhinoclavis (Ochetoclava) chipolana3 Dall 1892 cerith snail
Hemicerithium cossmanni3 Dall 1892 cerith snail
Alabina (Caloosalba) boiplex3 Dall 1892 cerith snail