Ocala Limerock Corporation Quarry (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Alachua County, Florida (29.7° N, 82.6° W: paleocoordinates 29.8° N, 75.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Lepidocyclina-Pseudophragmina zone, Crystal River Formation, Late/Upper Eocene (37.2 - 33.9 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; limestone

• "carbonate platform... full marine... shallow seas"

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• found in the wall of a quarry

Primary reference: J. H. Hutchison. 1985. Pterosphenus cf. P. schucherti Lucas (Squamata, Palaeophidae) from the Late Eocene of peninsular Florida. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 5(1):20-23 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 27641: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 16.12.2002

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Taxonomic list

 Squamata - Palaeophiidae
Pterosphenus schucherti Lucas 1898 snake