Intracoastal Formation (FL) fauna (Pliocene to of the United States)

Also known as Intracoastal Formation fauna

Where: Florida (30.3° N, 84.8° W: paleocoordinates 30.4° N, 84.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Zanclean to Zanclean (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• Data a composite of Intracoastal Formation localities in Florida.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; poorly lithified, fine, medium, coarse, shelly/skeletal, gray, argillaceous, sandy limestone

• Geology not specified for Intracoastal Formation
• Lithologic data not specified for Intracoastal Formation. From Huddlestun (1984): "composed of light gray to olive gray, poorly indurated, sandy, clayey, highly fossiliferous limestone (grainstone and packstone). Quartz sand varies from very fine to coarse grained." - Huddlestun, P. F., 1984, Unpublished Dissertation, Florida State University Department of Geology, Tallahassee, Florida

Size classes: macrofossils, microfossils

Collection methods: Compilation of known taxa from Caloosahatchee Formation, 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 35027: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 25.10.2003

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Taxonomic list

• Complete checklist of echinoid taxa for Caloosahatchee Formation of Florida. From Huddlestun (1984): "The fossils present include foraminifers, mollusks, barnacles, echinoids and ostracods." - Huddlestun, P. F., 1984, Unpublished Dissertation, Florida State University Department of
Echinoidea
 Spatangoida - Loveniidae
Echinocardium orthonotum Conrad 1843 heart urchin
 Clypeasteroida - Mellitidae
Encope aberrans Marten 1867 sand dollar
 Clypeasteroida - Clypeasteridae
Clypeaster sp. Lamarck 1801 sand dollar