Where: Hillsborough County, Florida (27.7° N, 82.4° W: paleocoordinates 27.7° N, 82.2° W)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Bermont Formation, Middle Pleistocene (0.8 - 0.1 Ma)
• SOURCE: collection from 0.1 m thick "Bone bed", of the Bermont Formation. STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: overlies the "Lower Shell Bed" and is overlain by a dolomitic "hard layer", also of the Bermont Formation, and the "Upper Shell Bed" of the Fort Thompson Fm. BIOSTRATIGRAPHY: apparently an Early Pleistocene age; assigned to Middle Pleistocene by Petuch and Roberts (2007).
• bed-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: coastal; unlithified, shelly/skeletal mudstone
Size class: mesofossils
Preservation: original aragonite, original calcite
Reposited in the FMNH
Collection methods: bulk, quarrying,
• COLLECTOR: Morgan and Hulbert (1989). REPOSITORY: unknown repository, probably FMNH.
Primary reference: R.W. Portell, K.S. Schindler, and G.S. Morgan. 1992. The Pleistocene molluscan fauna from Leisley Shell Pit 1, Hillsborough County, Florida. Florida Geological Survey Special Publication 36: Plio-Pleistocene stratigraphy and paleontology of southern Florida [A. Miller/A. Hendy]more details
Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis
PaleoDB collection 61310: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 04.06.2006
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