Marianna Limestone (Florida) fauna (Oligocene of the United States)

Also known as Marianna Limestone fauna

Where: Jackson County, Florida (30.8° N, 85.2° W: paleocoordinates 30.9° N, 78.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Marianna Formation, Rupelian (33.9 - 28.1 Ma)

• Data a composite of Mariana Limestone localities in Florida. From Florida GS source: "It is laterally equivalent to the lower portion of the Suwannee Limestone."

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shelly/skeletal, white, yellow, argillaceous limestone

• Geology not specified for Mariana Limestone
• Lithologic data not specified for Marianna Limestone. From FGS source: "The Marianna Limestone is a white to cream, fossiliferous, variably argillaceous marine limestone...."

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Compilation of known taxa from Marianna Limestone Limestone, 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 35015: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 24.10.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Complete checklist of echinoid taxa for Marianna Limestone of Florida. From Florida GS source: "Fossils include foraminifera, mollusks, and rare vertebrates."
 Spatangoida - Schizasteridae
 Clypeasteroida - Clypeasteridae
Clypeaster rogersi Morton 1834 sand dollar