Belgrade Quarry, River Bend Formation (Oligocene of the United States)

Where: Onslow County, North Carolina (34.9° N, 77.2° W: paleocoordinates 34.9° N, 71.7° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: River Bend Formation, Chattian (28.1 - 23.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; phosphatic, sandy mixed carbonate-siliciclastic sediments

• biocalcirudite, sandy

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: L. W. Ward. 1992. Molluscan biostratigraphy of the Miocene Middle Atlantic Coastal Plain of North America. Virginia Museum of Natural History 2 [A. Miller/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 71650: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 02.05.2007

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Maxillopoda
 Sessilia - Balanidae
Balanus sp. Da Costa 1778 barnacle
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Rebeccapecten trentensis Harris 1919 scallop
 Pectinida - Anomiidae
Anomia ruffini Conrad 1843 jingle
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
"Crassostrea gigantissima" = Striostrea gigantissima
"Crassostrea gigantissima" = Striostrea gigantissima Finch 1824 oyster
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Modiolus sp. Lamarck 1801 mussel
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
"Crassatella mississippiensis" = Crassatella (Crassatella) mississippiensis
"Crassatella mississippiensis" = Crassatella (Crassatella) mississippiensis Conrad 1848 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Mercenaria capax Conrad 1843 quahog
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
 Hiatellida - Hiatellidae
Panopea sp. Menard 1807 clam
Gastropoda
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella tampae Heilprin 1887 turret shell
Echinoidea
 Temnopleuroida -
Gagaria mossomi Cooke 1941 sea urchin
 Arbacioida - Arbaciidae
Arbia aldrichi Clark and Twitchell 1915 sea urchin
 Spatangoida - Schizasteridae
"Agassizia mossomi" = Agassizia (Anisaster) mossomi
"Agassizia mossomi" = Agassizia (Anisaster) mossomi Cooke 1942 heart urchin
 Clypeasteroida - Fibulariidae
Echinocyamus wilsoni n. sp. Kier 1997 sand dollar