USGS 22329, Lanes Ferry Road (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Pender County, North Carolina (34.4° N, 77.8° W: paleocoordinates 34.3° N, 68.7° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Castle Hayne Formation, Bartonian (41.3 - 38.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; lithified, pebbly, phosphatic, shelly/skeletal wackestone and lithified grainstone

• offshore, rather quiet, water depth no greater than 60 m
• three facies in ascending stratigraphic order: phosphate pebble biomicrudite, bryozoan biosparrudite, and bryozoan biomicrudite

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the USGS, USNM

Primary reference: P. M. Kier. 1980. The Echinoids of the Middle Eocene Warley Hill Formation, Santee Limestone, and Castle Hayne Limestone of North and South Carolina. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 39:1-102 [A. Miller/K. Layou]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 5378: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Karen Layou on 29.09.1999, edited by Uta Merkel, Matthew Clapham and Marko Manojlovic

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Majidae
Wilsonimaia ethelae n. gen. n. sp.1
Wilsonimaia ethelae n. gen. n. sp.1 Blow and Manning 1996 spider crab
Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Terebratulidae
Plicatoria wilmingtonensis2 Lyell and Sowerby 1845
Echinoidea
 Cidaroida - Cidaridae
Cidaris pratti Clark and Twitchell 1915 pencil urchin
 Echinolampadoida - Echinolampadidae
Echinolampas appendiculata Emmons 1858 sea urchin
 Clypeasteroida - Protoscutellidae
Periarchus lyelli Conrad 1834 sand dollar
Hexactinellida
 Hexactinosa - Aphrocallistidae
Druidia wilsoni3 Finks et al. 2011 glass sponge
Calcarea
 Lithonida - Minchinellidae
Bactronella incrustans3 Finks et al. 2011 calcareous sponge
Bactronella womblei3 Finks et al. 2011 calcareous sponge