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Portland, Cumberland Co. - Presumpscot Fm (Pleistocene) (Pleistocene of the United States)

Also known as Maine Loc. 2

Where: Portland County, Maine (43.6° N, 70.3° W: paleocoordinates 43.6° N, 70.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• LITHOSTRATIGRAPHY: No lithostratigraphic unit reported in text. Bloom (1960) assigned the name "Presumpscot Fm" to the sheet of emerged marine sediments that blankets the coastal region of southwestern Maine. AGE: Wisconsin (Levitt and Perkins, 1935), Late Pleistocene (Bloom 1960), Pleistocene (Richards 1962).

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; unlithified mixed carbonate-siliciclastic sediments

• ENVIRONMENT: No specific environment provided in text for individual collection. Richards (1962) reports that collections were generally deposited in shallow marine settings, during sea level transgressions.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: No detailed lithologic data reported in text. Text talks of shell beds for Late Pleistocene deposits in Maine described by Packard (1865), Clapp (1907), and Levitt and Perkins (1935) LITHIFICATION: Assumed to be unlithified given age and figured specimens in Richards (1962).

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: COLLECTORS: Based on checklists of Dawson 1873, Clapp (1907), Bloom (1960). REPOSITORIES: Collections held in various museums, including YPM (Hendy, pers. comm.)

Primary reference: H. G. Richards. 1962. Studies on the marine Pleistocene: Part II. The marine Pleistocene mollusks of eastern North America. Transactions of the American Philosophocal Society 52(3):1-142 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 66338: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 08.10.2006

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