Avon Park Formation (Florida) fauna (Eocene of the United States)

Also known as Avon Park Formation fauna

Where: Florida (27.6° N, 81.5° W: paleocoordinates 27.8° N, 73.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Avon Park Formation, Bartonian (41.3 - 38.0 Ma)

• Data a composite of Avon Park Formation localities in Florida

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; shelly/skeletal, brown, yellow limestone and dolomite

• Geology not specified for Avon Park Formation
• No lithologic data presented for Avon Park Formation. From FGS source: "The Avon Park Formation is composed of cream to light-brown or tan, fossiliferous marine limestone interbedded with dolostone. In a few areas of west-central Florida, molds of evaporites may be present in the dolostone."

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Compilation of known taxa from Avon Park Formation in Florida State. Comprises range on unspecified collecting techniques

Primary reference: C. W. Oyen and R. W. Portell. 2001. Diversity patterns and biostratigraphy of Cenozoic echinodems from Florida. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 166:193-218 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 34995: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 23.10.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Complete checklist of echinoid taxa for Avon Park Formation of Florida. From FGS source: "Avon Park fossils include mollusks, foraminifera, echinoids, algae, and carbonized plant remains"
 Valvatida - Goniasteridae
Goniasteridae indet. Forbes 1841 sea star
 Clypeasteroida - Neolaganidae
Neolaganum dalli sand dollar