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Hickey Creek (Pliocene of the United States)

Also known as UF LE001

Where: Lee County, Florida (26.7° N, 81.7° W: paleocoordinates 26.8° N, 80.8° W)

When: Tamiami Formation, Zanclean (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; sandy limestone

• shallow, nearshore, bay-like shelf affected by fluctuating sea levels and one or more rivers to the north, northeast, or northwest

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Reposited in the FLMNH

Collection methods: surface (in situ), sieve,

Primary reference: G. S. Morgan and A. E. Pratt. 1983. Recent discoveries of late Tertiary marine mammals in Florida. The Plaster Jacket 43:4-25 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 46369: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 11.01.2005

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