Hickey Creek (Pliocene of the United States)

Also known as UF LE001

Where: Lee County, Florida (26.7° N, 81.7° W: paleocoordinates 26.8° N, 80.8° W)

When: Tamiami Formation, Zanclean (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; sandy limestone

• shallow, nearshore, bay-like shelf affected by fluctuating sea levels and one or more rivers to the north, northeast, or northwest

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Reposited in the FLMNH

Collection methods: surface (in situ), sieve,

Primary reference: G. S. Morgan and A. E. Pratt. 1983. Recent discoveries of late Tertiary marine mammals in Florida. The Plaster Jacket 43:4-25 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 46369: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 11.01.2005

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Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Odontaspidida - Carcharodontidae
"Isurus hastalis" = Cosmopolitodus hastalis
"Isurus hastalis" = Cosmopolitodus hastalis Agassiz 1843 elasmobranch
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Negaprion brevirostris Poey 1868 lemon shark
Galeocerdo cuvieri Peron and LeSueur 1822 tiger shark
Carcharhinus leucas Valenciennes 1839 requiem shark
Rhizoprionodon sp. Whitley 1929 sharpnose shark
 Carchariniformes - Hemigaleidae
"Hemipristis serra" = Hemipristis heteropleurus
"Hemipristis serra" = Hemipristis heteropleurus Agassiz 1844 ground shark
Actinopteri
 Acanthomorphata - Sphyraenidae
Sphyraena barracuda Edwards 1771 barracuda
 Spariformes - Sparidae
Sparidae indet. Cuvier 1817
 Tetraodontiformes - Diodontidae
Diodon sp. Linnaeus 1758
 Tetraodontiformes - Balistidae
Balistes sp. Linnaeus 1758
Mammalia
 Cetacea -
"Balaenoptera floridana" = Balaena cortesii
"Balaenoptera floridana" = Balaena cortesii Fischer 1829 whale
 Cetacea - Balaenopteridae
Balaenoptera sp. Lacépède 1804 rorqual
 Cetacea - Delphinidae
Delphinidae indet. Gray 1821 dolphin