Station 1/1180, Tamiami Trail, Caloosahatchee Fm., Collier County, FL (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Collier County, Florida (25.9° 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 41205: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Karen Layou on 08.07.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Asterigerinacea - Amphisteginidae
Amphistegina lessonii d'Orbigny 1826
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
"Glycymeris pectinata" = Tucetona pectinata, Glycymeris americana
"Glycymeris pectinata" = Tucetona pectinata Gmelin 1791 clam
Glycymeris americana Defrance 1826 clam
 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
 Pectinida - Anomiidae
Anomia simplex d'Orbigny 1845 jingle
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
"Ostrea tamiamiensis" = Hyotissa haitensis
"Ostrea tamiamiensis" = Hyotissa haitensis Sowerby 1850 oyster
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
? in occurrence table; group of O. trigonalis Conrad
 Carditida - Carditidae
"Cardita (Carditamera) sp." = Carditamera
"Cardita (Carditamera) sp." = Carditamera Conrad 1838 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
"Chione ? intapurpurea" = Puberella intapurpurea
"Chione ? intapurpurea" = Puberella intapurpurea Conrad 1849 venus clam
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Crucibulum sp. Schumacher 1817 slipper shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
"Turritella aff. perattenuata" = Turritella (Bactrospira) perattenuata
"Turritella aff. perattenuata" = Turritella (Bactrospira) perattenuata Heilprin 1886 turret shell
Turritella, n.sp.? aff. T. perattenuata Heilprin
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
 Clypeasteroida - Mellitidae
Encope macrophora sand dollar
E. macrophora tamiamiensis Mansfield n. subsp.
 Miliolida - Miliolidae
Quinqueloculina sp. d'Orbigny 1826
 Miliolida - Hauerinidae
Triloculina sp. d'Orbigny 1826