Station 1/1177, 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 41206: 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
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Pecten (Plagioctenium) evergladensis" = Argopecten
"Pecten (Plagioctenium) evergladensis" = Argopecten calico scallop
 Pectinida - Anomiidae
Anomia simplex d'Orbigny 1845 jingle
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
"Ostrea tamiamiensis n. sp." = Hyotissa haitensis
"Ostrea tamiamiensis n. sp." = Hyotissa haitensis Sowerby 1850 oyster
 Ostreida - Pinnidae
Pinna sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Carditida - Carditidae
"Cardita (Carditamera) sp." = Carditamera
"Cardita (Carditamera) sp." = Carditamera Conrad 1838 clam
 Cardiida - Gastrochaenidae
Gastrochaena sp. Spengler 1783 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Chione cancellata, "Chione ? intapurpurea" = Puberella intapurpurea
Chione cancellata Linnaeus 1767 venus clam
"Chione ? intapurpurea" = Puberella intapurpurea Conrad 1849 venus clam
? in occurrence table
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Divaricella sp. Martens 1880 clam
Bryozoa
  -
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
Echinoidea
 Irregularia - Disasteridae
"Cassidulus (? Rhynchopygus) evergladensis n. sp." = Nucleolites (Cassidulus)
"Cassidulus (? Rhynchopygus) evergladensis n. sp." = Nucleolites (Cassidulus) sea urchin
 Clypeasteroida - Mellitidae
Encope macrophora sand dollar
abundant; E. macrophora tamiamiensis Mansfield, n. subsp.