Chicasabogue Creek (Neogene of the United States)

Where: Mobile County, Alabama (30.8° N, 88.1° W: paleocoordinates 31.0° N, 86.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: lower Member (Citronelle Formation), Hemphillian (10.3 - 4.9 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal; unlithified, gray, silty, carbonaceous claystone and unlithified sandstone

• lagoon, estuary or marsh
• dark, gray, carbonaceous silty clay and clayey sand

Primary reference: W. C. Isphording and G. M. Lamb. 1971. Age and origin of the Citronelle Formation in Alabama. Geological Society America Bulletin 82:775-780 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 81498: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 27.06.2008

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Taxonomic list

 Scombriformes -
Scombroidei indet. Bleeker 1859
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionyx sp. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1809 softshell turtle
 Loricata -
"Crocodilia indet." = Crocodylia
"Crocodilia indet." = Crocodylia Owen 1842 crocodilian
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Teleoceras sp. Hatcher 1894 rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Nannippus cf. lenticularis Cope 1893 hipparionine horse
"Hipparion phosphorum" = Neohipparion eurystyle Cope 1893 hipparionine horse
 Ungulata - Camelidae
Camelidae indet. Gray 1821 camel
 Ungulata - Protoceratidae
Synthetoceras cf. tricornatus Stirton 1932 protoceratid
 Ungulata - Cervidae
Cervidae indet. Gray 1821 deer
 Cetacea - Platanistidae
Pomatodelphis inaequalis Allen 1921 toothed whale