UNCW Loc. Z-622 - Griffins Landing [Griffins Landing Mbr, Dry Branch Fm] (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Burke County, Georgia (33.1° N, 81.7° W: paleocoordinates 33.2° N, 73.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Griffins Landing Member (Dry Branch Formation), Late/Upper Eocene (37.2 - 33.9 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the Griffins Landing Mbr of the Dry Branch Fm, which locally overlies the Huber Fm (Paleocene-middle Eocene) and is overlain by the Tobaco Road Sand (late Eocene). AGE: Late Eocene (Jacksonian) and considered correlative with the Moodys Branch Fm and Cocoa Sand. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From lower part of bed 5.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithified, shelly/skeletal, sandy claystone

• ENVIRONMENT: Subtidal to inner shelf environment.
• LITHOLOGY: Sandy biomicrudite/claystone. LITHIFICATION: Lithified.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by Zullo in 1980

Collection methods: surface (float), surface (in situ),

• COLLECTORS: V. Zullo, 1980. REPOSITORY: University of North Carolina, Wilmington.

Primary reference: V. A. Zullo and L. E. Kite. 1985. Barnacles of the Jacksonian (Upper Eocene) Griffins Landing Member, Dry Branch Formation in South Carolina and Georgia. South Carolina Geology 28(1):1-21 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 160397: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 19.08.2014, edited by Patricia Holroyd

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Limited to Cirripedia. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication, with modern nomenclature, and species resolution identifications.
Maxillopoda
 Scalpelliformes - Scalpellidae
Aporolepas howei Cheetham 1963 barnacle
 Sessilia - Archaeobalanidae
Kathpalmeria georgiana Ross 1965 barnacle
Hesperibalanus huddlestuni Zullo and Kite 1985 barnacle
Gymnolaemata
 Cheilostomata - Romancheinidae
 Cheilostomata - Smittinidae
Chondrichthyes
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Dasyatis cf. tricuspidata whiptail stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Rhinoptera sp. Cuvier 1829 cownose ray
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Carcharias sp. Rafinesque 1810 sand shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
"Rhizoprionodon cf. ganntourensis" = Scoliodon ganntourensis, Abdounia enniskilleni
"Rhizoprionodon cf. ganntourensis" = Scoliodon ganntourensis Arambourg 1952 requiem shark
Abdounia enniskilleni White 1956 requiem shark
 Carchariniformes - Hemigaleidae
Hemipristis curvatus Dames 1883 ground shark
Actinopteri
 Carangiformes - Carangidae
Seriola sp. Cuvier 1817
 Scombriformes -
cf. Sphyraenodus sp. Agassiz 1843