Nashua Formation (Pliocene of the United States)

Where: Florida (29.5° N, 81.7° W: paleocoordinates 29.6° N, 81.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Nashua Formation, Late/Upper Pliocene (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

• Data a composite of Nashua Formation localities in Florida.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; unlithified, shelly/skeletal, calcareous sandstone and lithified, shelly/skeletal, sandy limestone

• Geology not specified for Nashua Formation
• Lithologic data not specified for Nashua Formation.

•From USGS source: "Lithologically these sediments are complex, varying from unconsolidated, variably calcareous and fossiliferous quartz sands to well indurated, sandy, fossiliferous limestones (both marine and freshwater). Clayey sands and sandy clays are present."

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Compilation of known taxa from Nashua 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 35028: 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 Nashua Formation of Florida.
Asteroidea indet. de Blainville 1830 sea star
 Camarodonta - Echinometridae
Echinometra lucunter Linnaeus 1758 sea urchin
 Spatangoida - Brissidae
Brissopsis sp. Agassiz 1840 heart urchin
 Clypeasteroida - Mellitidae
Mellita aclinensis Kier 1963 sand dollar
Encope sp. Agassiz 1840 sand dollar
 Clypeasteroida - Clypeasteridae
Clypeaster sp. Lamarck 1801 sand dollar