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Rock Springs (Pleistocene) (Pleistocene of the United States)

Also known as Rock Spring

Where: Orange County, Florida (28.7° N, 81.5° W: paleocoordinates 28.7° N, 81.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• said to be Sangamonian

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; argillaceous sandstone

• "probably... a sluggish depositing stream, possibly subjected to tidal flow" (Woolfenden 1959)
• "bone-bearing, argillaceous sands represent an old channel fill overlying the Ocala limestone, which is exposed in portions of the stream bed" (Woolfenden 1959)

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by H. J. Gut, J. Mann, J. Todd, G. Lintner in 1939; reposited in the FLMNH

Primary reference: S. D. Webb. 1974. Chronology of Florida Pleistocene mammals. In S. D. Webb (ed.), Pleistocene Mammals of Florida 5-31 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 20636: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 26.03.1995, edited by Mark Uhen and Richard Hulbert

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