Station 1/1179, Tamiami Trail, Caloosahatchee Fm., Collier County, FL (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Monroe County, Florida (25.7° N, 81.9° W: paleocoordinates 25.8° N, 81.5° 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 41209: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Karen Layou on 08.07.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Cirripedia indet. barnacle
 Arcida - Arcidae
"Arca ? occidentalis" = Byssoarca zebra
"Arca ? occidentalis" = Byssoarca zebra Swainson 1833 ark
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Spondylus sp., "Pecten (Plagioctenium) evergladensis" = Argopecten, "Pecten (Lyropecten) tamiamiensis" = Lyropecten
Spondylus sp. Linnaeus 1758 scallop
"Pecten (Plagioctenium) evergladensis" = Argopecten calico scallop
"Pecten (Lyropecten) tamiamiensis" = Lyropecten scallop
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
"Ostrea tamiamiensis" = Hyotissa haitensis
"Ostrea tamiamiensis" = Hyotissa haitensis Sowerby 1850 oyster
includes occurrences of both O. tamiamiensis (2 valves) and O. tamiamiensis monroensis Mansfield, n. subsp. (1 shell)
 Cardiida - Veneridae
? Venus sp. Linnaeus 1758 venus clam
Chione cancellata Linnaeus 1767 venus clam
? in occurrence table
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Cardium sp. Linnaeus 1758 cockle
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
 Irregularia - Disasteridae
"Cassidulus (? Rhynchopygus) evergladensis" = Nucleolites (Cassidulus)
"Cassidulus (? Rhynchopygus) evergladensis" = Nucleolites (Cassidulus) sea urchin