Station 1/1176, Tamiami Trail, Caloosahatchee Fm., Collier County, FL (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Collier County, Florida (26.0° N, 81.7° W: paleocoordinates 26.0° N, 81.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• the collections described in this paper are from limestone dredged from ditches to form the roadbed of the Tamiami Trail and thus not found in situ, but judged by author to be from the same bed.

•AGE: Assigned here to an Early Pleistocene age.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, gray, white, sandy limestone

• Dirty-white to gray, rather hard, porous, nonoolitic limestone iwth inclusions of clear angular quartz grains. The cavities were orginally occupied by the tests of organisms, mainly mollusks. Some of these cavities are now partly filled with small, rounded, attached limy bodies.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression

Collection methods: salvage,

Primary reference: W. C. Mansfield. 1932. Pliocene fossils from limestone in southern Florida. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 170D:43-56 [A. Miller/K. Layou/K. Layou]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 41199: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Karen Layou on 08.07.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Cirripedia
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Cirripedia indet. barnacle
barnacles
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Pecten (Pecten) sp., "Pecten (Plagioctenium) evergladensis" = Argopecten, "Pecten (Nodipecten) pittieri" = Gigantopecten pittieri
Pecten (Pecten) sp. Müller 1776 scallop
"Pecten (Plagioctenium) evergladensis" = Argopecten calico scallop
"Pecten (Nodipecten) pittieri" = Gigantopecten pittieri Dall 1912 scallop
Pecten (Nodipecten)pittieri collierensis Mansfield, n. subsp.
 Pectinida - Plicatulidae
"Plicatula marginata" = Plicatula gibbosa
"Plicatula marginata" = Plicatula gibbosa Lamarck 1801 scallop
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
"Ostrea tamiamiensis" = Hyotissa haitensis
"Ostrea tamiamiensis" = Hyotissa haitensis Sowerby 1850 oyster
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
"Ostrea sculpturata" = Conradostrea sculpturata, Ostrea sp.
"Ostrea sculpturata" = Conradostrea sculpturata Conrad 1840 oyster
Ostrea sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
group of O. trigonalis Conrad
 Cardiida - Veneridae
"Chione ? intapurpurea" = Puberella intapurpurea
"Chione ? intapurpurea" = Puberella intapurpurea Conrad 1849 venus clam
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
Fasciolaria sp. Lamarck 1799 tulip snail
? listed in occurrence table
Bryozoa
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Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831