Miller and Dobrovolny (1959) - Cook Inlet, Anchorage (Pleistocene of the United States)

Also known as Pleistocene deposits, Cook Inlet, Anchorage

Where: Anchorage County, Alaska (61.1° N, 149.8° W: paleocoordinates 61.1° N, 149.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

• In some places eroded to sea level, often beneath outwash sand and gravel.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; gray, silty claystone

• Light-gray silty clay

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying,

• Collected by Miller and Cooley; identified by F.S. MacNeil. Unknown respositories

Primary reference: R. D. Miller and E. Dobrovolny. 1959. Surficial geology of Anchorage and vicinity, Alaska. United States Geological Survey Bulletin 1093 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 41303: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 11.07.2004

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Taxonomic list

• Representative of molluscan faunas
Bivalvia
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
"Saxicava pholadis" = Mytilus pholadis
"Saxicava pholadis" = Mytilus pholadis Linnaeus 1771 mussel
 Pholadida - Myidae
"Mya truncata" = Mya (Mya) truncata
"Mya truncata" = Mya (Mya) truncata Linnaeus 1758 softshell clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
"Macoma cf. sabulosa" = Macoma (Macoma) calcarea
"Macoma cf. sabulosa" = Macoma (Macoma) calcarea Gmelin 1792 tellin clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
"Cardium ciliatum" = Clinocardium (Ciliatocardium) ciliatum Fabricius 1780 cockle
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
Nuculana fossa Baird 1863 pointed nut clam
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
 Pyramidelloidea - Pyramidellidae
"Odostomia (Evalea) sp." = Evalea
"Odostomia (Evalea) sp." = Evalea Adams 1860 snail