Station 1/1178, Tamiami Trail, Caloosahatchee Fm., Collier County, FL (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Collier County, Florida (26.0° N, 81.4° W: paleocoordinates 26.0° N, 81.0° 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 classes: macrofossils, microfossils

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 41202: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Karen Layou on 08.07.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Foraminiferida -
"Foraminiferida indet." = Foraminifera
"Foraminiferida indet." = Foraminifera d'Orbigny 1826 foram
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
"Arca (Anadara) sp." = Anadara
"Arca (Anadara) sp." = Anadara Gray 1847 ark
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Spondylus sp., "Pecten (Plagioctenium) evergladensis n. sp." = Argopecten, "Pecten (Lyropecten) tamiamiensis n. sp." = Lyropecten, "Pecten (Nodipecten) pittieri" = Gigantopecten pittieri
Spondylus sp. Linnaeus 1758 scallop
"Pecten (Plagioctenium) evergladensis n. sp." = Argopecten calico scallop
"Pecten (Lyropecten) tamiamiensis n. sp." = Lyropecten 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 - Pinnidae
Pinna sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Cardiida - Mactridae
Spisula sp. Gray 1837 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
"Chione ? intapurpurea" = Puberella intapurpurea
"Chione ? intapurpurea" = Puberella intapurpurea Conrad 1849 venus clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
"Metis ? magnoliana" = Florimetis magnoliana
"Metis ? magnoliana" = Florimetis magnoliana Dall 1900 tellin clam
 Thraciida - Thraciidae
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
Fasciolaria sp. Lamarck 1799 tulip snail
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
"Terebra dislocata" = Strioterebrum dislocatum
"Terebra dislocata" = Strioterebrum dislocatum Say 1822 auger snail
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
Strombus sp. Linnaeus 1758 conch
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Calyptraea sp. Lamarck 1799 slipper shell
Bryozoa
  -
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
Echinoidea
 Clypeasteroida - Mellitidae
Encope macrophora sand dollar
rare; E. macrophora tamiamiensis Mansfield n. subsp.