Lee Creek Mine, Croatan Formation (Pliocene to of the United States)

Also known as Lee Creek Mine, James City Formation

Where: Beaufort County, North Carolina (35.4° N, 76.8° W: paleocoordinates 35.4° N, 76.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Croatan Formation, Piacenzian to Piacenzian (3.6 - 0.8 Ma)

• Croata Formation = James City Formation

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: J. E. Hazel. 1983. Age and correlation of the Yorktown (Pliocene) and Croatan (Pliocene and Pleistocene) formations at the Lee Creek Mine. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 53:81-199 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 61919: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 07.07.2006

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Taxonomic list

Rotaliina
 Chilostomellacea - Alabaminidae
 Planorbulinacea - Cibicididae
 Rotaliacea - Elphidiidae
 Globigerinaceae - Globorotaliidae
Globorotalia hirsuta1
subspecies hirsuta
Globorotalia cf. truncatulinoides1 MacFadden 1987
subspecies truncatulinoides
Bivalvia
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Mclellania aenigma4 Wilson 1983 venus clam
Echinoidea
 Arbacioida - Arbaciidae
Arbacia improcera2 Conrad 1843 sea urchin
 Spatangoida - Schizasteridae
Agassizia scrobiculata3 Valenciennes 1846 heart urchin
 Clypeasteroida - Mellitidae
Mellita cf. aclinensis2 Kier 1963 sand dollar