Giant Portland Cement Quarry (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Dorchester County, South Carolina (33.2° N, 80.4° W: paleocoordinates 33.2° N, 72.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: NP 18 nannofossil zone, Pregnall Member (Tupelo Bay Formation), Priabonian (38.0 - 33.9 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: poorly lithified, phosphatic limestone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: quarrying,

Primary reference: J. H. Geisler, A. E. Sanders, and Z. Luo. 2005. A new protocetid whale (Cetacea: Archaeoceti) from the late middle Eocene of South Carolina. American Museum Novitates 3480:1-65 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 32908: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 18.07.2003, edited by Austin Hendy and Marko Manojlovic

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Megathyrididae
Argyrotheca laevis n. sp.2 Cooper 1988
Craniata
 Craniida - Craniidae
Isocrania sp.2 Jaekel 1902
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
Glycymeris staminea1 Conrad 1833 clam
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Chlamys (Aequipecten) sp." = Aequipecten1, Batequeus ducenticostatus1
"Chlamys (Aequipecten) sp." = Aequipecten1 Fischer 1886 scallop
Batequeus ducenticostatus1 Campbell 1995 scallop
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Pycnodonte trigonalis1 Conrad 1854 oyster
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
"Crassatella alta" = Crassatellites altus1
"Crassatella alta" = Crassatellites altus1 Conrad 1832 clam
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
"Corbula (Caryocorbula) densata" = Caryocorbula densata1, Caestocorbula wailesiana1
"Corbula (Caryocorbula) densata" = Caryocorbula densata1 Conrad 1854 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Callista alta1 venus clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Eophysema sp.1 Stewart 1930 clam
Gastropoda
 Ptenoglossa - Epitoniidae
Scalina sp.1 Conrad 1865 wentletrap
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
cf. Sconsia sp.1 Gray 1847 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
"Turritella arenicola" = Kapalmerella arenicola1
"Turritella arenicola" = Kapalmerella arenicola1 Conrad 1865 turret shell
Cephalopoda
 Nautilida - Aturiidae
Aturia sp.1 Bronn 1838 nautiloid
Mammalia
 Sirenia - Sirenia
Sirenia indet.3 sirenian
 Cetacea - Basilosauridae
Basilosauridae indet.4 Cope 1867 whale
Basilosauridae indet.5 Cope 1867 whale
Basilosaurus sp. Harlan 1834 whale