SCGS 2-49 (14 m) - Aiken Co. Road 14 [Griffins Landing Mbr, Dry Branch Fm] (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Burke County, Georgia (33.6° N, 81.4° W: paleocoordinates 33.6° N, 73.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• 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: Presumably from 12.20-15.25 m below surface in SCGS 2-49 augur hole.

• 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 Kite in 1983

Collection methods: core,

• COLLECTORS: L. Kite, 1983. REPOSITORY: University of South Carolina, McKissick Museum

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 160400: 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
Chondrichthyes
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Carcharias sp. Rafinesque 1810 sand shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Physogaleus sp. Cappetta 1980 requiem shark
Abdounia enniskilleni White 1956 requiem shark
 Carchariniformes - Sphyrnidae
"Negaprion gilmorei" = Sphyrna gilmorei
"Negaprion gilmorei" = Sphyrna gilmorei Leriche 1942 hammerhead shark
Actinopteri
 Scombriformes -
cf. Sphyraenodus sp. Agassiz 1843