Womack Pit (Pleistocene of the United States)

Also known as Lake Christopher

Where: Virginia (36.8° N, 76.2° W: paleocoordinates 36.8° N, 76.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

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

• date based on the faunal assemblage

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; unlithified sandstone

• marine riptide channel
• beach sand

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: C. E. Ray, A. Wetmore, D. H. Dunkle and P. Drez. 1968. Fossil vertebrates from the marine Pleistocene of southeastern Virginia. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 153(3):1-25 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 73485: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 18.06.2007

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Chondrichthyes
 Rajiformes - Rajidae
Raja sp. Linnaeus 1758 skate
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Dasyatis sp. Rafinesque 1810 whiptail stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Myliobatis sp. Cuvier 1816 eagle ray
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Carcharias sp. Rafinesque 1810 sand shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Carcharhinus sp. de Blainville 1816 requiem shark
Actinopteri
 Scorpaeniformes - Triglidae
Prionotus sp. Lacépède 1802 sea robin
 Acanthomorphata - Sphyraenidae
Sphyraena sp. Walbaum 1792 barracuda
 Batrachoidiformes - Batrachoididae
Opsanus sp. Rafinesque 1818 toadfish
 Perciformes - Lutianidae
Lutianus sp. Bloch 1790 perch-like fish
 Acanthomorphata - Sciaenidae
Sciaenops sp. Gill 1863
 Uranoscopiformes - Uranoscopidae
 Lophiiformes - Lophiidae
Lophius sp. Linnaeus 1758 anglerfish
 Gadiformes - Gadidae
Gadus sp. Linnaeus 1758 cod
Aves
 Charadriiformes - Laridae
Larus hyperboreus Gunnerus 1767 glaucous gull
 Charadriiformes - Panalcidae
Pinguinus impennis Linnaeus 1758 great auk
Uria aalge Pontoppidan 1763 common murre
 Anseriformes - Anatidae
Branta bernicla Linnaeus 1758 brant
 Podicipediformes - Podicipedidae
Podiceps auritus Linnaeus 1758 horned grebe
 Suliformes - Phalacrocoracidae
Phalacrocorax auritus Lesson 1831 double-crested cormorant
 Suliformes - Sulidae
Morus bassanus Linnaeus 1758 northern gannett
Mammalia
 Ferae -
Carnivora indet. Bowditch 1821 carnivoran
 Carnivora - Odobenidae
Odobenus rosmarus Linnaeus 1758 walrus
 Carnivora - Phocidae
Halichoerus grypus Fabricius 1791 grey seal
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Bison sp. Hamilton-Smith 1827 bison
 Cetacea -
Cetacea indet. Brisson 1762 whale