Burkeville (TAM 42) (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as BEG 175-T-1, 175-T-2

Where: Newton County, Texas (31.0° N, 93.7° W: paleocoordinates 31.5° N, 90.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Fleming Formation, Barstovian (16.0 - 13.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marginal marine

Primary reference: H. B. Stenzel, F. E. Turner, and C. J. Hesse. 1944. Brackish and Non-Marine Miocene in Southeastern Texas. Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists 28(7):977-1111 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 18613: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 27.09.1993, edited by Mark Uhen

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Taxonomic list

• Tedford et al. 1987 strongly imply that the relative stratigraphic position of the Burkeville fauna is unknown

•not clear if "? Prosynthetoceras ?" is from this locality or TAM 43

unclassified
  -
Charophyte oogonia
possibly at 175-T-3 instead
Rotaliina
 Rotaliacea - Rotaliidae
Rotalia beccarii
possibly at 175-T-3 instead
Polychaeta
 Spionida - Spionidae
Polydora sp. Bosk 1801
possibly at 175-T-3 instead
Bivalvia
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea normalis Gardner 1926 oyster
 Unionida - Unionidae
Unio sp. Philipsson 1788 freshwater mussel
Gastropoda
 Sorbeoconcha - Potamididae
Potamides matsoni Dall 1913 horn snail
possibly at 175-T-3 instead
 Sorbeoconcha - Pleuroceridae
Goniobasis miocaenica snail
possibly at 175-T-3 instead
Actinopteri
 Elopiformes - Phyllodontidae
Phyllodus sp. Agassiz 1843
possibly at 175-T-3 instead
Reptilia
 Testudines -
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines4
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines4 Batsch 1788 turtle
175-T-1
 Loricata -
"Crocodilia indet." = Crocodylia4
"Crocodilia indet." = Crocodylia4 Owen 1842 crocodilian
175-T-1
Mammalia
 Sirenia - Sirenia
Sirenia indet.2 sirenian
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Anchitheriomys sp.1 Roger 1885 beaver
175-T-1
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Aphelops sp.4 Owen 1845 rhinoceros
175-T-1
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Protohippus vetus3 Quinn 1955 horse
 Proboscidea - Proboscidea
? Proboscidea indet.5 proboscidean
175-T-1
 Ungulata - Camelidae
Camelidae indet. Gray 1821 camel
175-T-1