Where: Leon County, Florida (30.3° N, 84.2° W: paleocoordinates 30.7° N, 80.5° W)
• coordinate based on political unit
• small collection-level geographic resolution
When: lower Member (Torreya Formation), Hemingfordian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)
• from five successive beds with thicknessess of 1-2", 12-20", 1-2", 3-4", and 14-16"; the second bed is the "primary vertebrate zone" and the first is "part of primary vertebrate zone"
• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; shelly/skeletal, green, yellow sandstone
Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils
Collected by S. J. Olsen, R. Cantwell, C. Cox
Collection methods: salvage, quarrying,
• "The fossil remains came to light during dragline operations... while making a road cut"
Primary reference: S. J. Olsen. 1964. The stratigraphic importance of a Lower Miocene vertebrate fauna from north Florida. Journal of Paleontology 38(3):477-482 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details
Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis
PaleoDB collection 18586: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 30.04.1994, edited by Richard Hulbert and Patricia Holroyd
Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)