Ashley River, Pleistocene: Pleistocene, South Carolina

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Bivalvia - Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea virginiana (Gmelin 1791)
Holmes 1860
recombined as Crassostrea virginica
Bivalvia - Lucinida - Lucinidae
Lucina kiawahensis n. sp. Holmes 1860
Holmes 1860
Mammalia - Carnivora - Felidae
Miracinonyx inexpectatus (Cope 1895)
Sanders 2002 1 specimen
Mammalia - Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Cuvieronius sp. Osborn 1923
Sanders 2002
Mammalia - Cetacea - Physeteridae
Physeter antiquus n. sp. Leidy 1853
Leidy 1853 1 specimen
synonym of Physeter vetus
Mammalia - Cetacea
Hoplocetus obesus n. sp. Leidy 1868
Leidy 1868 1 specimen
nomen dubium belonging to Hoplocetus
see common names

Country:United States State/province:South Carolina County:Charleston
Coordinates: 32.8° North, 80.0° West (view map)
Paleocoordinates:32.8° North, 79.8° West
Basis of coordinate:estimated from map
Geographic resolution:basin
Period:Quaternary Epoch:Pleistocene
10 m.y. bin:Cenozoic 6
Key time interval:Pleistocene
Age range of interval:2.58800 - 0.01170 m.y. ago
Stratigraphy comments: "Ashley Beds"
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology: not reported
Environment:marine indet.
Modes of preservation:body
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Collection methods and comments
Reason for describing collection:general faunal/floral analysis
Taxonomic list comments:Manatus antiquus (=Metaxytherium floridanum) is reported from here but is probably either a mistake or reworked.
Database number:79950
Authorizer:M. Uhen Enterer:M. Uhen
Modifier:M. Uhen Research group:vertebrate
Created:2008-03-28 08:22:18 Last modified:2013-10-22 17:14:14
Access level:the public Released:2008-03-28 08:22:18
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

26878. J. Leidy. 1860. Description of Vertebrate Fossils. Post-Pleiocene Fossils of South-Carolina 99-122 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]

Secondary references:

64712 F. S. Holmes. 1860. Post-Pleiocene Fossils of South Carolina. 1-122 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]
12637 J. Leidy. 1853. [Observations on extinct Cetacea]. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences 6:377-378 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]
11886 J. Leidy. 1868. Notice of some extinct cetaceans. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 1868:196-197 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]
26822 A. E. Sanders. 2002. Additions to the Pleistocene Mammal Faunas of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. American Philosophical Society 1-152 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]