F.G.S. Well 14, unit 3 [Caloosahatchee Fm] (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Glades County, Florida (27.0° N, 81.2° W: paleocoordinates 27.0° N, 80.8° W)

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Caloosahatchee Formation, Early/Lower Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.8 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the Caloosahatchee Fm, which is in this section overlain by the Fort Thompson Fm (Late Pleistocene). AGE: Assigned to Early Pleistocene (A. Hendy, 2007). STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From Unit 3, a 10 ft thick sandy marl.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; unlithified, shelly/skeletal, white, sandy, calcareous marl

• ENVIRONMENT: Shallow marine, siliciclastic.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Marl, sandy, calcareous, compact, quartz grains fine to medium, subangular to rounded, cream, very fossiliferous. LITHIFICATION: Poorly-lithified, based on facies description.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: core,

• COLLECTOR: Florida Geological Survey, 1954. REPOSITORY: Not stated, but presumably the Florida Geological Survey.

Primary reference: J. R. DuBar. 1958. Stratigraphy and paleontology of the Late Neogene strata of the Caloosahatchee River area of southern Florida. Florida Geological Survey Bulletin 40:1-267 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 80357: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 13.04.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for gastropoda and bivalvia. NOMENCLATURE: Reasonably modern nomenclature with species resolution assignments.
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
"Glycymeris arata" = Tucetona arata
"Glycymeris arata" = Tucetona arata Conrad 1841 clam
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Chlamys anteamplicostatus" = Argopecten anteamplicostata
"Chlamys anteamplicostatus" = Argopecten anteamplicostata Mansfield 1936 calico scallop
 Carditida - Carditidae
"Cardita arata" = Carditamera arata, "Cardita tridentata" = Pleuromeris tridentata
"Cardita arata" = Carditamera arata Conrad 1832 clam
"Cardita tridentata" = Pleuromeris tridentata Say 1826 clam
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
"Varicorbula caloosae" = Corbula (Varicorbula) clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Chione gardnerae venus clam
Chione cancellata Linnaeus 1767 venus clam
"Chione grus" = Timoclea grus Holmes 1858 venus clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Phacoides waccamawensis" = Bellucina waccamawensis
"Phacoides waccamawensis" = Bellucina waccamawensis Dall 1903 clam
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
Nuculana acuta Conrad 1832 pointed nut clam
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Nassariidae
Nassarius bidentata, "Nassarius cf. floridensis" = Nassarius antillarum
"Nassarius cf. floridensis" = Nassarius antillarum d'Orbigny 1847 snail
 Neogastropoda - Marginellidae
Marginella pardalis margin shell
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
"Conus stearnsii" = Conus jaspideus
"Conus stearnsii" = Conus jaspideus Gmelin 1791 cone shell
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Crepidula cf. fornicata Linnaeus 1758 slipper shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
 Basommatophora - Physidae
Physa sp. Draparnaud 1801 pulmonate