Comfort Quarry (Eocene of the United States)

Also known as North Carolina Lime Company

Where: Jones County, North Carolina (35.0° N, 77.6° W: paleocoordinates 35.0° N, 68.3° W)

• coordinate based on unpublished field data

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal; limestone

• clear, normal marine salinity, warm temperate to subtropical temperatures with an average of about 20 degrees C

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: M. D. Uhen. 2005. A new genus and species of archaeocete whale from Mississippi. Southeastern Geology 43(3):157-172 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 60452: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 15.05.2006, edited by Marko Manojlovic

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Ostracoda sp.2 Latreille 1802 ostracod
 Podocopida -
 Podocopida - Trachyleberididae
Triginglymus sp.2 ostracod
n. sp.
 Podocopida - Cytherideidae
"Clithrocytheridea garretti" = Cytheridea garretti2
"Clithrocytheridea garretti" = Cytheridea garretti2 Howe and Chambers 1935 ostracod
 Podocopida -
Cytheretta alexanderi2 Howe and Chambers 1935 ostracod
 Platycopida - Cytherellidae
Cytherella sp.2 Jones 1849 ostracod
 Podocopa - Loxoconchidae
Loxoconcha cf. creolensis2 Howe and Chambers 1935 ostracod
 Terebratulida - Terebratulidae
"Terebratula wilmingtonensis" = Plicatoria wilmingtonensis2, "Plicatoria wilmingtonensis" = Plicatoria wilmingtonensis1
"Terebratula wilmingtonensis" = Plicatoria wilmingtonensis2 Lyell and Sowerby 1845
"Plicatoria wilmingtonensis" = Plicatoria wilmingtonensis1 Lyell and Sowerby 1845
 Arcida - Arcidae
Arca sp.2 Linnaeus 1758 ark
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Pecten sp.2 Müller 1776 scallop
"Pecten cookei" = Chlamys cookei2 Kellum 1926 scallop
 Pectinida - Anomiidae
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Mytilus sp.2 Linnaeus 1758 mussel
Modiolus sp.2 Lamarck 1801 mussel
 Cetacea - Basilosauridae
Cynthiacetus maxwelli Uhen 2005 whale
 Cidaroida - Cidaridae
Cidaris pratti2 Clark and Twitchell 1915 pencil urchin
 Spatangoida - Schizasteridae
Linthia hanoverensis2 Kellum 1926 heart urchin
 Spatangoida - Spatangidae
Maretia subrostrata2 heart urchin
 Echinolampadoida - Echinolampadidae
Echinolampas appendiculata2 Emmons 1858 sea urchin
 Clypeasteroida - Protoscutellidae
Periarchus sp.2 Conrad 1866 sand dollar