Term Point, Nunavut (Holocene) (Holocene of Canada)

Also known as Hudson Bay Loc. 4

Where: Nunavut, Canada (62.1° N, 92.5° W: paleocoordinates 62.1° N, 92.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

• LITHOSTRATIGRAPHY: No lithostratigraphic unit reported in text. From elevated beaches. AGE: Late Wisconsin (O'Neil 1924, Richards 1940, 1941, and Nichols 1936). STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: Shallow excavations up to 30 ft above high tide.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; unlithified siliciclastic sediments

• ENVIRONMENT: No specific environment provided in text for individual collection.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: No detailed lithologic data reported in text. LITHIFICATION: Assumed to be unlithified given age and figured specimens in Richards (1962).

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: COLLECTORS: Based on checklists of Nichols (1936) and Richards (1940, 1941). REPOSITORIES: Collections held in various museums, possibly including the Academy of Natural Sciences, USNM, MCZ (Cambridge), and AMNH.

Primary reference: H. G. Richards. 1962. Studies on the marine Pleistocene: Part II. The marine Pleistocene mollusks of eastern North America. Transactions of the American Philosophocal Society 52(3):1-142 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 66509: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 09.10.2006

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Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for gastropoda, bivalvia, and polyplacophora. NOMENCLATURE: Not an authoratative publication, and somewhat antiquated. However, all occurrences include species-resolution assignments and list synonymies.
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Chlamys islandicus" = Chlamys (Chlamys) islandica
"Chlamys islandicus" = Chlamys (Chlamys) islandica Müller 1776 scallop
 Carditida - Astartidae
"Astarte banksii" = Astarte montagui, Astarte borealis
"Astarte banksii" = Astarte montagui Dillwyn 1817 clam
Astarte borealis Chemnitz 1784 clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
"Macoma calcarea" = Macoma (Macoma) calcarea
"Macoma calcarea" = Macoma (Macoma) calcarea Gmelin 1792 tellin clam
 Hiatellida - Hiatellidae
"Hiatella arctica" = Hiatella (Hiatella) arctica
"Hiatella arctica" = Hiatella (Hiatella) arctica Linnaeus 1767 clam
Gastropoda
 Patellogastropoda - Acmaeidae
"Acmaea testudinalis" = Testudinalia testudinalis
"Acmaea testudinalis" = Testudinalia testudinalis Müller 1776 limpet
 Littorinoidea - Littorinidae
Littorina saxatilis Olivi 1792 periwinkle
 Vermetoidea - Vermetidae
"Vermetus nigricans" = Petaloconchus nigricans
"Vermetus nigricans" = Petaloconchus nigricans Dall 1884 worm shell
 Fissurelloidea - Fissurellidae
Puncturella noachina Linnaeus 1771 puncturella