BL (Paleocene of the United States)

Also known as Bells Landing, Alabama River

Where: Monroe County, Alabama (31.8° N, 87.4° W: paleocoordinates 34.5° N, 69.3° W)

When: Bells Landing Member (Tuscahoma Formation), Selandian (61.6 - 59.2 Ma)

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; poorly lithified sandstone

• glauconitic sand

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by Christopher Garvie

Primary reference: W. J. Foster, C. L. Garvie, A. M. Weiss, A. D. Muscente, M. Aberhan, J. W. Counts, and R. C. Martindale. 2020. Resilience of marine invertebrate communities during the early Cenozoic hyperthermals. Scientific Reports 10:2176 [A. Miller/J. Sessa/W. Foster]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 205427: authorized by William Foster, entered by William Foster on 15.10.2019

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Gadilida - Gadilidae
Cadulus sp. Philippi 1844 tusk shell
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
Crassatella tumidula Whitfield 1865 clam
 Carditida - Carditidae
Venericardia aposmithii Gardner and Bowles 1939 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Pitar sp. Römer 1857 venus clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Lucina sp. Bruguière 1797 clam
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
Nucula sp. Lamarck 1799 nut clam
 Nuculanida - Nuculanidae
Calorhadia (Calorhadia) pharcida Dall 1898 pointed nut clam
 Heterostropha - Ringiculidae
 Heterostropha - Acteonidae
Acteon pomilis snail
? Acteon sp. Montfort 1810 snail
Acteon sp. Montfort 1810 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Ficidae
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Olivella sp. Swainson 1831 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
"Pseudoliva cf. scalina" = Popenoeum scalina, Terebrifusus sp., Siphonalia sp.
"Pseudoliva cf. scalina" = Popenoeum scalina Heilprin 1881 true whelk
Terebrifusus sp. Conrad 1865 true whelk
Siphonalia sp. Adams 1863 true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Melongenidae
Levifusus pagodiformis Heilprin 1881 snail
Levifusus aff. trabeatus Conrad 1858 snail
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
Latirus sp. Monfort 1810 snail
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
? Eosurcula sp. Casey 1904 turrid
 Neogastropoda - Clavatulidae
"Surcula nasuta" = Turricula
"Surcula nasuta" = Turricula snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Rostellariidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Rissoidae
? Rissoina spp. d'Orbigny 1840 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Naticidae
Sinum declive Conrad 1833 moon snail
cf. Sigatica clarkeana Aldrich 1887 moon snail
Polinices onustus moon snail
"Euspira sabina" = Natica semilunata sabina Palmer 1937 moon snail
cf. Natica aperta moon snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Tornidae
Teinostoma sp. Adams and Adams 1853 snail
 Cerithioidea - Turritellidae
Mesalia alabamiensis De Gregorio 1890 turret shell
Turritella mortomi turret shell
Turritella bellifera turret shell
Turritella eurynome turret shell
Turritella praecincta turret shell
Turritella sp. Lamarck 1799 turret shell
 Opisthobranchia - Retusidae
Retusa spp. Brown 1827 snail
 Opisthobranchia - Cylichnidae
? Abderospira sp. Dall 1896 snail
Abderospira sabina Palmer 1937 snail
Acteocina leai barrel-bubble
 Trochoidea - Skeneidae