Wailes Bluff (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: St. Marys County, Maryland (38.1° N, 76.4° W: paleocoordinates 38.1° N, 76.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Talbot Formation, Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

• lowest bed (Bed 1 of Mansfield, 1928)

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Reposited in the USNM

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: S. F. Blake. 1939. A Pleistocene porpoise (Tursiops sp.) from Maryland. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 52:99-100 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 48886: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 03.04.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Rotaliina
 Buliminacea - Buliminidae
 Discorbacea - Eponididae
 Rotaliacea - Rotaliidae
 Rotaliacea - Elphidiidae
 Nonionacea - Nonionidae
Lagenina
 Nodosariacea - Nodosariidae
Lenticulina rotulata Lamarck 1804
Malacostraca
 Stomatopoda - Squillidae
Squilla empusa mantis shrimp
 Decapoda - Cancridae
Cancer irroratus Say 1817 lobster
 Decapoda - Panopeidae
Panopeus herbstii Edwards 1834 crab
 Decapoda - Portunidae
Callinectes ornatus swimming crab
Callinectes sapidus Rathbun 1896 swimming crab
 Decapoda - Epialtidae
Libinia dubia Milne-Edwards 1834 crab
Ostracoda
 Podocopida - Xestoleberididae
Xestoleberis sp. Sars 1866 ostracod
 Podocopida - Cytherideidae
 Podocopa - Cytheridae
 Podocopa - Loxoconchidae
Maxillopoda
 Sessilia - Balanidae
Balanus crenatus Bruguière 1789 barnacle
Agonata
  -
Gymnolaemata
 Cheilostomata -
 Cheilostomata - Schizoporellidae
 Cheilostomata - Electridae
 Cheilostomata - Membraniporidae
 Cheilostomata - Electrinidae
 Cheilostomata - Hippoporidridae
Chondrichthyes
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Dasyatis cf. centrourus whiptail stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Odontaspis littoralis sand tiger shark
Actinopteri
 Scorpaeniformes - Triglidae
Prionotus aff. evolans Linnaeus 1766 sea robin
 Acanthomorphata - Sciaenidae
Pogonias cf. cromis Cope 1869 black drum
Mammalia
 Cetacea - Delphinidae
Tursiops sp. Gervais 1855 dolphin
Asteroidea
 Forcipulatida - Asteriidae
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Rhizangiidae
Astrangia danae Agassiz 1850 stony coral
Foraminferea
 Miliolida - Miliolidae
 Miliolida - Hauerinidae