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Tri-Britton (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Hendry County, Florida (26.5° N, 81.2° W: paleocoordinates 26.5° N, 81.0° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Irvingtonian (1.8 - 0.3 Ma)

• from a "two to three meter-thick bed"

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; shelly/skeletal sandstone

• "high energy fluvial deposit formed during an interval of relatively low sea level, as the marine mollusk shells and chondrichthyan teeth appear to be re-worked"
• "shelly, medium- to coarse-grained, quartz sand"

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: salvage, quarrying,

Primary reference: M. Meers and R. Hulbert. 2002. A new middle Pleistocene local fauna from southwestern Florida. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 22(3):87A [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy] more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 26550: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 16.10.2002, edited by Evangelos Vlachos

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