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

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 Caloosahatchee Marl 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, gray, sandy limestone

• the limestone is sandy, hard, gray (more sandy than Unit C of the Calooahatchee Marl)

Size class: macrofossils

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 41539: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Karen Layou on 16.07.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• This list is a composite of Unit E at all Shell Creek localities.
Maxillopoda
 Sessilia - Balanidae
Balanus sp. Da Costa 1778 barnacle
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
Arca wagneriana Dall 1898 ark
 Arcida - Noetiidae
Noetia platyura, "Fossularca adamsi" = Arcopsis adamsi
"Fossularca adamsi" = Arcopsis adamsi Dall 1886 clam
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Amusium mortoni Ravenel 1844 scallop
Chlamys sp. Röding 1798 scallop
 Pectinida - Anomiidae
Anomia simplex d'Orbigny 1845 jingle
 Ostreida - Pinnidae
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
"Varicorbula caloosae" = Corbula (Varicorbula)
"Varicorbula caloosae" = Corbula (Varicorbula) clam
 Cardiida - Chamidae
Chama gardnerae, "Echinochama cornuta" = Arcinella cornuta
Chama gardnerae jewel box
"Echinochama cornuta" = Arcinella cornuta Conrad 1866 jewel box
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Chione cancellata Linnaeus 1767 venus clam
Dosinia discus Reeve 1850 venus clam
"Pitar cf. sayana" = Pitar morrhuanus Dall 1902 venus clam
Transennella conradina Dall 1884 venus clam
Parastarte triquetra Conrad 1862 venus clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Phacoides multilineatus" = Parvilucina multistriata Conrad 1841 clam
Anodontia alba Link 1807 clam
Miltha caloosaensis Dall 1898 clam
"Phacoides waccamawensis" = Bellucina waccamawensis Dall 1903 clam
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Olivella "sp. a" Swainson 1831 olive snail
Olivella mutica Say 1822 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Melongenidae
Busycon contrarium Conrad 1840 whelk
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
"Fasciolaria apicina" = Fasciolaria (Fasciolaria) apicina
"Fasciolaria apicina" = Fasciolaria (Fasciolaria) apicina Dall 1890 tulip snail
 Neogastropoda - Marginellidae
"Marginella apicina" = Prunum apicinum, Marginella pardalis
"Marginella apicina" = Prunum apicinum Menke 1828 margin shell
Marginella pardalis margin shell
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
"Murex pomum" = Chicoreus (Phyllonotus) pomum, "Cantharus perplexus" = Calotrophon ostrearum
"Murex pomum" = Chicoreus (Phyllonotus) pomum Gmelin 1791 murex snail
"Cantharus perplexus" = Calotrophon ostrearum Conrad 1846 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Drilliidae
Cymatosyrinx lunata Lea 1833 snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
"Conus stearnsi" = Conus jaspideus
"Conus stearnsi" = Conus jaspideus Gmelin 1791 cone shell
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
Strombus alatus Gmelin 1792 conch
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Natica sp., "Natica canrena" = Naticarius canrena
Natica sp. Scopoli 1777 moon snail
"Natica canrena" = Naticarius canrena Linnaeus 1758 moon snail
 Vermetoidea - Vermetidae
Lemintina sp. Risso 1826 worm shell
 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
"Turritella perattenuata" = Turritella (Bactrospira) perattenuata Heilprin 1886 turret shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Modulidae
Modulus carchedonius Lamarck 1822 snail
 Trochoidea - Trochidae
Calliostoma jujubinum Gmelin 1791 top snail
Scaphopoda
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae