Unit C, Shell Creek [Caloosahatchee Fm] (Pleistocene of the United States)

Also known as SC-10

Where: Charlotte County, Florida (26.9° N, 82.0° W: paleocoordinates 26.9° N, 81.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Caloosahatchee Formation, Early/Lower Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.8 Ma)

• COMMENTS: The Calooashatchee is given the stage age Sangamonian. AGE: Assigned Late Pleistocene in text, reassigned to Early Pleistocene by A. Hendy (2007).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, fine-grained, medium, phosphatic, brown, white, yellow, argillaceous, sandy limestone

• limestone, marine, hard, porous, sandy, phosphate, quartz grains fine to medium with few large grains, small grains angular to subangular, clear, largest grains subrounded and frosted, clay 5%, white on fresh surface, strained yellow-brown

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the UMMP

Collection methods: bulk,

Primary reference: J. R. DuBar. 1962. Neogene Biostratigraphy of the Charlotte Harbor Area in Southwestern Florida. Florida Geological Survey Geological Bulletin 43 1-83 [A. Miller/K. Layou/K. Layou]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 41498: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Karen Layou on 15.07.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Maxillopoda
 Sessilia - Balanidae
Balanus sp. Da Costa 1778 barnacle
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
Arca wagneriana Dall 1898 ark
 Arcida - Noetiidae
"Fossularca adamsi" = Arcopsis adamsi
"Fossularca adamsi" = Arcopsis adamsi Dall 1886 clam
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
"Varicorbula caloosae" = Corbula (Varicorbula)
"Varicorbula caloosae" = Corbula (Varicorbula) clam
noted as relatively abundant
 Cardiida - Chamidae
Chama gardnerae jewel box
 Cardiida - Mactridae
Mulinia lateralis Say 1822 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Chione cancellata Linnaeus 1767 venus clam
noted as relatively abundant
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Trachycardium sp. Mörch 1853 cockle
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Drilliidae
"Drillia" sp. Gray 1838 snail
 Vermetoidea - Vermetidae
Petaloconchus floridanus Olsson and Harbison 1953 worm shell
[entered as Petaloconchus floridana]
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
"Crucibulum auriculum" = Crucibulum (Crucibulum) auricula, "Crepidula aculeata" = Bostrycapulus aculeatus
"Crucibulum auriculum" = Crucibulum (Crucibulum) auricula Gmelin 1791 slipper shell
"Crepidula aculeata" = Bostrycapulus aculeatus Gmelin 1791 slipper shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella apicalis turret shell
noted as relatively abundant
 Pyramidelloidea - Pyramidellidae
 Fissurelloidea - Fissurellidae
Diodora sp. Gray 1821 snail