Teshekpuk (15929) (Pleistocene of the United States)

Also known as USGS 15929

Where: North Slope County, Alaska (70.9° N, 156.0° W: paleocoordinates 71.0° N, 155.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Gubik Formation, Early/Lower Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.8 Ma)

• Blanket deposit of gravel, sand, silt, and clay called the Gubik Formation rests confortably on the Tertiary. Assigned to the Pleistocene (originally to the Pliocene).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; unlithified sandstone and siltstone

• Fossils collected from as high as 320ft asl. Terrace deposits.
• Gravel, sand, silt, and clay.

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the USNM

Collection methods: quarrying,

• Collections held at USNM, University of California, USGS (Washington) and USGS (Denver)

Primary reference: F.S. MacNeil. 1957. Cenozoic Megafossils of Northern Alaska. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 294(C):99-126 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 38004: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 30.03.2004

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Taxonomic list

• Representative of invertebrates
Maxillopoda
 Sessilia - Balanidae
Balanus rostratus Hoek 1883 barnacle
Subspecies: Balanus rostratus alaskiensis
Bivalvia
 Carditida - Astartidae
Astarte aff. vernicosa Dall 1903 clam
"Astarte leffingwelli" = Astarte borealis Chemnitz 1784 clam
 Carditida - Carditidae
"Cardita (Cyclocardia) crassidens" = Cyclocardia (Cyclocardia) crassidens, "Cardita (Cyclocardia) cf. crebricostata" = Cyclocardia (Cyclocardia) crebricostata
"Cardita (Cyclocardia) crassidens" = Cyclocardia (Cyclocardia) crassidens Broderip and Sowerby 1829 clam
"Cardita (Cyclocardia) cf. crebricostata" = Cyclocardia (Cyclocardia) crebricostata Krause 1885 clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
"Macoma calcarea" = Macoma (Macoma) calcarea
"Macoma calcarea" = Macoma (Macoma) calcarea Gmelin 1792 tellin clam
 Hiatellida - Hiatellidae
"Saxicava arctica" = Hiatella (Hiatella) arctica
"Saxicava arctica" = Hiatella (Hiatella) arctica Linnaeus 1767 clam
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
Buccinum sp. Linnaeus 1758 true whelk
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
"Natica ? clausa" = Cryptonatica affinis
"Natica ? clausa" = Cryptonatica affinis Gmelin 1791 moon snail
  - Neptuneidae
Neptunea ventricosa snail
Subspecies: Neptunea ventricosa communis