Trinity Islands (M6580) (Miocene to of the United States)

Also known as USGS M6580

Where: Kodiak County, Alaska (56.5° N, 154.3° W: paleocoordinates 57.8° N, 150.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Narrrow Cape Formaton Formation, Early/Lower Miocene to Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• From lower Narrow Cape Formation. Late Oligocene or early Miocene age. Overlies Early Oligocene Sitkinak Formation. Total thickness of formation about 210 m.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; poorly lithified sandstone

• Mainly siltstone with some beds contaioning scattered pebbles and cobbles, and scattered to locally abundant calcareous concretions. Occasional thin beds of very fine sandstone. Megafossils throughouty siltstone and commonly in concretions.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: concretion

Reposited in the USNM

Collection methods: quarrying,

• Collections housed in USGS, Menlo Park; University of Alaska, and USNM

Primary reference: R. C. Allison and L. Marincovich. 1981. A late Oligocene or earliest Miocene molluscan fauna from Sitkinak Island, Alaska. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 1233:1-11 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/M. Krause]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 37647: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 19.03.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Representative of mollusca; foraminifera listed in reference for some localities but are not entered.
Bivalvia
 Carditida - Carditidae
 Hiatellida - Hiatellidae
"Hiatella arctica" = Hiatella (Hiatella) arctica
"Hiatella arctica" = Hiatella (Hiatella) arctica Linnaeus 1767 clam
 Thraciida - Periplomatidae
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
"Musashia (Musashia) sp." = Fulgoraria (Musashia)
"Musashia (Musashia) sp." = Fulgoraria (Musashia) volute
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Naticidae indet. Guilding 1834 moon snail