Lee Creek, Pungo River Fm, Bonnerton Mmb (Miocene to of the United States)

Where: North Carolina (35.4° N, 76.8° W: paleocoordinates 35.6° N, 73.0° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Bonnerton Member (Pungo River Formation), Early/Lower Miocene to Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 13.8 Ma)

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal; phosphatic, gray limestone and gray sandstone

• grades upward from a gray, phosphatic limestone to gray, phosphatic, sandy limestone with molluscan molds and casts, plus gray sand with shell fragments, greenish white phosphatic limestone, calcareous clay, clayey sand, and, near the top of the section, light green to yellow-green diatomaceous to calcareous clay and sand with abundant fragmental bryozoans, bamacles, pectinids, and hydrozoans

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: J. G. Carter and J. Nekola. 1992. Molluscan fauna of the Pungo River Formation, Lee Creek Mine, North Carolina. Southeastern Section, The Paleontological Society [W. Kiessling/M. Krause/M. Krause]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 173047: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 08.09.2015

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Chesapecten ? nefrens" = Chesapecten (Chesapecten) nefrens Ward and Blackwlder 1975 scallop
Rebeccapecten ? berryae Ward 1992 scallop
Pecten humphreysii Conrad 1842 scallop
spp. humphreysii
Pecten mclellani Gibson 1987 scallop
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea mauricensis Gabb 1860 oyster
 Ostreida - Malleidae
 Ostreida - Pinnidae
Atrina sp. Gray 1842 oyster
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Mytilus conradinus d'Orbigny 1852 mussel
Modiolus ducatellii Conrad 1840 mussel
 Carditida - Astartidae
Astarte ? thisphila Glenn 1904 clam
Astarte cf. thisphila Glenn 1904 clam
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
"Corbuia (Caryocorbula) inaequalis" = Corbula inaequalis, Bicorbula idonea
"Corbuia (Caryocorbula) inaequalis" = Corbula inaequalis Say 1824 clam
Bicorbula idonea Conrad 1833 clam
 Cardiida - Ungulinidae
Timothynus subvexa Conrad 1833 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
"Lirophora latilirata" = Lirophora (Lirophora) latilirata Conrad 1841 venus clam
Dosinia acetabulum Conrad 1832 venus clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
? Tellina sp. Linnaeus 1758 tellin clam
 Cardiida - Semelidae
Semele carinata Conrad 1830 clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Chesacardium "sp. 1" Ward 1992 cockle
Chesacardium "sp. 2" Ward 1992 cockle
 Hiatellida - Hiatellidae
Panopea goldfussii Wagner 1839 clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Lucinoma contracta Say 1824 clam
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
"Siphonalia cf. devexa" = Siphonalia devexus
"Siphonalia cf. devexa" = Siphonalia devexus Conrad 1843 true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
Cancellaria "sp. 1" Lamarck 1799 snail
Cancellaria "sp. 2" Lamarck 1799 snail
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Ecphora tricostata Martin 1904 murex snail
spp. pamlico
 Neogastropoda - Drilliidae
"Drillia cf. limatula" = Cymatosyrinx limatula
"Drillia cf. limatula" = Cymatosyrinx limatula Conrad 1830 snail
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
Terebra sp. Bruguière 1789 auger snail
 Vermetoidea - Vermetidae
Serpulorbis granifera Say 1824 worm shell
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
"Calyptraea cf. aperta" = Calyptraea (Trochita) aperta
"Calyptraea cf. aperta" = Calyptraea (Trochita) aperta Solander 1766 slipper shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella cf. cumberlandia Conrad 1863 turret shell
Turritella cf. indenta Conrad 1841 turret shell
Turritella cf. aequistriata Conrad 1863 turret shell
 Fissurelloidea - Fissurellidae
 Trochoidea - Trochidae
Cephalopoda
 Nautilida - Aturiidae
Aturia sp. Bronn 1838 nautiloid