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St. Petersburg Times Site ( of the United States)

Where: Pinellas County, Florida (27.8° N, 82.7° W: paleocoordinates 27.9° N, 82.1° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Pinecrest Beds Member (Tamiami Formation), Blancan (4.9 - 1.8 Ma)

• from a single "0.5 to 1.0 m thick layer"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: mire or swamp; black, sandy mudstone

• "quiet water depositional setting... pond, swamp, or marsh"
• "black sandy organic sediment"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: salvage, quarrying,

Primary reference: G. S. Morgan and R. B. Ridgway. 1987. Late Pliocene (late Blancan) vertebrates from the St. Petersburg Times site, Pinellas County, Florida, with a brief review of Florida Blancan faunas. Papers in Florida Paleontology 1:1-22 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 19764: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.02.1993

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