Wilmington (Castle Hayne LS, N. Carolina) (Eocene of the United States)

Where: New Hanover County, North Carolina (34.2° N, 77.9° W: paleocoordinates 34.1° 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; pebbly, phosphatic, shelly/skeletal wackestone and grainstone

• three facies in ascending stratigraphic order: phosphate pebble biomicrudite, bryozoan biosparrudite, bryozoan biomicrudite

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 5457: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Karen Layou on 04.10.1999, edited by Mark Uhen

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Taxonomic list

 Cidaroida - Cidaridae
Cidaris pratti n. sp.1 Clark and Twitchell 1915 pencil urchin
 Spatangoida - Schizasteridae
Linthia wilmingtonensis Clark and Twitchell 1915 heart urchin
 Spatangoida - Spatangidae
Maretia subrostrata heart urchin
 Spatangoida - Brissidae
"Eupatagus (Plagiobrissus) carolinensis" = Eupatagus carolinensis2
"Eupatagus (Plagiobrissus) carolinensis" = Eupatagus carolinensis2 Clark and Twitchell 1915 heart urchin