E-1 (500-600 ft), Eniwetok Atol (Pliocene of Marshall Islands)

Where: Marshall Islands (11.4° N, 162.4° E: paleocoordinates 10.0° N, 165.5° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Pliocene (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From an undifferentiated lithostratigraphic unit. AGE: Early Pliocene, on the basis of foraminiferal biostratigraphy. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: A composite list from several beds within this section of drill core, from 500-600 ft.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; unlithified, shelly/skeletal carbonate

• ENVIRONMENT: Carbonate facies. Shallow water, presumably reefal. No paleoenvironmental data presented.
• LITHOLOGY: Limestone, buff, weakly cemented made up cheifly of corals, well preserved mollusks and forams (beach type). LITHIFICATION: Unlithified, on the basis of facies description and figured specimens.

Size classes: macrofossils, microfossils

Collected by ONR and USGS in 1952; reposited in the USNM

Collection methods: core,

• COLLECTOR: Office of Naval Research and USGS, 1952. REPOSITORY: USNM.

Primary reference: H. S. Ladd and S.O. Schlanger. 1960. Drilling operations on Eniwetok Atoll. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 260(Y):863-903 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 43320: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 11.08.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COEVERAGE: Representative, but not exhaustive of bivalvia and gastropoda. NOMENCLATURE: Mixture of some slightly antiquated and broad identifications and more modern nomenclature, subgenus- and species-level identifications from an authoritative publication. IDENTIFIER: H. S. Ladd.
 Miliolida - Soritidae
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
 Milleporina -
Millepora sp. fire coral
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Veneridae indet. Rafinesque 1815 venus clam
Listed as "venerid"
 Arcida - Arcidae
Arcidae indet. Lamarck 1809 clam
Listed as "arcid"
 Neoloricata - Acanthochitonidae
Acanthochitona sp.1 Gray 1821 glass-hair chiton
 Sorbeoconcha - Caecidae
Elephantanellum "sp. A"2 Barsch 1920 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Adeorbidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Rissoidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae