Florida Geological Survey L-73, Avon Park Limestone, Levy Co. (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Levy County, Florida (29.3° N, 82.7° W: paleocoordinates 29.9° N, 71.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Avon Park Formation, Lutetian (47.8 - 41.3 Ma)

• The bed is 0.2 to 0.8 foot thick and is Bed No. 2 of section described by Vernon (1951) (FGS Bulletin 33)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, brown dolomite

• tan to brown, fairly hard, porous, massive dolomite

Size classes: macrofossils, microfossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Primary reference: H. G. Richards and K.V.W. Palmer. 1953. Eocene Mollusks from Citrus and Levy Counties, Florida. Florida Geological Survey Geological Bulletin (35) [A. Miller/K. Layou/K. Layou]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 41446: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Karen Layou on 14.07.2004, edited by Mark Uhen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Foraminifera -
 Carditida - Carditidae
"Venericardia scabricostata" = Cardita (Glans) scabricostata
"Venericardia scabricostata" = Cardita (Glans) scabricostata Guppy 1866 clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
"Cardium (Trachycardium) cf. claibornense" = Agnocardia claibornense
"Cardium (Trachycardium) cf. claibornense" = Agnocardia claibornense Aldrich 1911 cockle
 Neogastropoda - Costellariidae
Conomitra sp. Conrad 1865 ribbed mitre
 Vanikoroidea - Hipponicidae
 Neritoidea - Neritidae
"Velates floridanus" = Velates perversus
"Velates floridanus" = Velates perversus Gmelin 1791 snail
 Turbinoidea - Turbinidae
 Sirenia - Protosirenidae
Protosiren sp. Abel 1904 sirenian