Torreya Formation (FL) fauna (Miocene to of the United States)

Also known as Torreya Formation fauna

Where: Liberty County, Florida (30.6° N, 84.9° W: paleocoordinates 30.9° N, 82.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Torreya Formation (Hawthorn Group), Aquitanian to Aquitanian (23.0 - 5.3 Ma)

• Data a composite of Torreya Formation localities in Florida

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; poorly lithified siliciclastic sediments

• Geology not specified for Torreya Formation
• Lithologic data not specified for Torreya Formation; other references sugggest Torrey Formation to be poorly consolidated and composed of clays, sands, and carbonate rocks (Rupert, 1999).

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Compilation of known taxa from Torreya 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 35019: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 25.10.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Complete checklist of echinoid taxa for Torreya Formation of Florida.
Echinoidea
 Cidaroida - Cidaridae
Prionocidaris cookei pencil urchin
 Clypeasteroida - Abertellidae
Abertella sp. Durham 1953 sand dollar