Barrow (15937) (Pleistocene of the United States)

Also known as USGS 15937

Where: North Slope County, Alaska (71.4° N, 156.5° W: paleocoordinates 71.5° N, 156.2° 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 38011: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 30.03.2004

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Taxonomic list

• Representative of invertebrates
Bivalvia
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
"Saxicava pholadis" = Mytilus pholadis
"Saxicava pholadis" = Mytilus pholadis Linnaeus 1771 mussel
 Carditida - Astartidae
Astarte aff. vernicosa Dall 1903 clam
 Pholadida - Myidae
"Mya cf. arenaria" = Mya (Arenomya) arenaria
"Mya cf. arenaria" = Mya (Arenomya) arenaria Linnaeus 1758 softshell clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
"Macoma calcarea" = Macoma (Macoma) calcarea
"Macoma calcarea" = Macoma (Macoma) calcarea Gmelin 1792 tellin clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
"Serripes groenlandicus" = Serripes (Serripes) groenlandicus
"Serripes groenlandicus" = Serripes (Serripes) groenlandicus Mohr 1786 cockle
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
Buccinum angulosum Gray 1839 true whelk
  - Neptuneidae
Neptunea ? ventricosa snail
Subspecies: Neptunea ventricosa soluta