Unspecified localities [Anastasia Formation] (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Florida (29.9° N, 81.3° W: paleocoordinates 29.9° N, 81.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Anastasia Formation, Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

• Data a composite of Anastasia Formation localities in Florida.

•See Sellards (1912) for original description - Sellards, E. H., 1912, Florida Geological Survey Fourth Annual Report, p. 1-79.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; poorly lithified, shelly/skeletal, brown, gray, sandy, calcareous carbonate

• Geology not specified for Anastasia Formation
• Lithologic data not specified for Anastasia Formation. From Sellards (1912): "The Anastasia Formation, is composed of interbedded sands and coquinoid limestones. The most recognized facies of the Anastasia sediments is an orangish brown, unindurated to moderately indurated, coquina of whole and fragmented mollusk shells in a matrix of sand often cemented by sparry calcite. Sands occur as light gray to tan and orangish brown, unconsolidated to moderately indurated, unfossiliferous to very fossiliferous beds." - Sellards, E. H., 1912, Florida Geological Survey Fourth Annual Report, p. 1-79.

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the FLMNH

Collection methods: surface (float), surface (in situ),

• Compilation of known taxa from Anastasia 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 35030: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 25.10.2003

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Taxonomic list

• Complete checklist of echinoid taxa for Anastasia Formation of Florida. Also other taxa present in formation, not discussed or listed. From Sellards (1912): "....coquina of whole and fragmented mollusk shells...." - Sellards, E. H., 1912, Florida Geological Survey Fourth Annual Report, p. 1-79.
Maxillopoda
 Sessilia - Balanidae
Balanus aff. niveus Darwin 1854 barnacle
Echinoidea
 Clypeasteroida - Mellitidae
Encope michelini Agassiz 1841 sand dollar