Billy B. Fussel Co., Inc. quarry (Castle Hayne LS, N. Carolina) (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Duplin County, North Carolina (34.8° N, 78.0° W: paleocoordinates 34.7° N, 68.8° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

Environment/lithology: marine; shelly/skeletal grainstone

• a bryozoan biosparrudite, approx. 17 m thick exposed in quarry in june, 1979

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 5385: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Karen Layou on 29.09.1999

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Taxonomic list

 Cidaroida - Cidaridae
Cidaris pratti Clark and Twitchell 1915 pencil urchin
 Spatangoida - Spatangidae
Maretia subrostrata heart urchin
 Spatangoida - Brissidae
Plagiobrissus sp. Pomel 1883 heart urchin
 Cassiduloida - Neolampadidae
Santeelampas oviformis Clark and Twitchell 1915 sea urchin
Eurhodia ideali sea urchin
Eurhodia rugosa ideali
Eurhodia baumi Kier 1980 sea urchin
n. sp.
 Clypeasteroida - Protoscutellidae
Protoscutella rosehillensis sand dollar
Protoscutella mississippiensis rosehillensis, new subspecies
Protoscutella conradi Cotteau 1891 sand dollar