Florida Geological Survey L-118, Avon Park Limestone, Levy Co., FL (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Levy County, Florida (29.3° N, 82.7° W: paleocoordinates 29.9° N, 71.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Avon Park Formation, Lutetian (47.8 - 41.3 Ma)

• Description of measured section from Vernon (1951) (FGS Bulletin 33); specimens labelled L-118A are from bed 1, those labelled L-118B are from Bed 4. In the occurrence information for this paper, the specimens are listed as Avon Park specimens, with either L-118A or simply L-118 listed (there are no L-118B specimens). Therefore, the taxonomic list encompasses all five beds within the Avon Park, and those noted as from L-118A (Bed 1) are noted in the comment field.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; poorly lithified, brown, gray limestone and dolomite

• bed 1: brownish gray to brown, purple-tinted, soft but tough granular, massive, porous, limestone containing an abundant Avon Park fauna; bed 2: brown to greenish gray, very pure, thin-bedded, dense carbonate; bed 3: brownish gray, purple-tinted, very dense, fine grained lithographic dolomite; bed 4: tan to brownish gray, dense, fine-grained, fragmental dolomite; bed 5: tan to brown, extremely platy and laminated by alternate layers of plant remains and silt-sized euhedral dolomite crystals

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: salvage,

Primary reference: H. G. Richards and K.V.W. Palmer. 1953. Eocene Mollusks from Citrus and Levy Counties, Florida. Florida Geological Survey Geological Bulletin (35) [A. Miller/K. Layou/K. Layou]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 41452: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Karen Layou on 14.07.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Rotaliacea - Elphidiidae
Elphidium "sp. A" Monfort 1808
 Orbitolinacea - Orbitolinidae
Ostracoda indet. Latreille 1802 ostracod
 Carditida - Carditidae
"Venericardia scabricostata" = Cardita (Glans) scabricostata
"Venericardia scabricostata" = Cardita (Glans) scabricostata Guppy 1866 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
 Cardiida -
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Here sp. Gabb 1866 clam
Fimbria olssoni n. sp. clam
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
"Cerithium" sp. Bruguière 1789 cerith snail
Bellatara citrana cerith snail
Bellatara floridana cerith snail
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
Plantae indet. Haeckel 1866
 Miliolida - Peneroplidae