Moscow Bluff [Porters Creek] (Paleocene of the United States)

Where: Sumter County, Alabama (32.4° N, 88.0° W: paleocoordinates 35.5° N, 67.9° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• hand sample-level geographic resolution

When: Porters Creek Formation (Midway Group), Early/Lower Paleocene (66.0 - 61.7 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From unknown lithostratigraphic unit within the Midway Group, but probably Porters Clay or Clayton Fm. AGE: Early Paleocene. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From unknown position in section.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithified siliciclastic sediments

• ENVIRONMENT: Not stated, but probably siliciclastic shallow shelf setting.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Unknown, but presumably siliciclastic. LITHIFICATION: Lithified based on figured specimens.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• COLLECTOR: Unknown. REPOSITORY: State University of Iowa and Alabama Museum of Natural History.

Primary reference: A. K. Miller. 1947. Tertiary nautiloids of the Americas. Geological Society of America Memoir 23:1-234 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 81889: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 17.07.2008, edited by Mark Uhen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Limited to Nautiloidea described in primary publication. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication with modern nomenclature and species-resolution identifications.
 Nautilida - Hercoglossidae
Cimomia vaughani Gardner 1923 nautiloid
 Testudines - Kinosternoidea
Agomphus alabamensis n. sp. Gilmore 1919 mud turtle
USNM 8806