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Tucker Borrow Pit (Pleistocene of the United States)

Also known as FLMNH BR011, BR004, BR005, BR006

Where: Brevard County, Florida (27.8° N, 80.8° W: paleocoordinates 27.9° N, 80.6° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Irvingtonian (1.8 - 0.3 Ma)

• undifferentiated later between the Nashua Formation and Fort Thompson Formation

Environment/lithology: marine; unlithified, gray, green, sandy claystone

• grayish-green clayey sand-bone layer

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: bulk, surface (in situ), sieve,

Primary reference: G. S. Morgan and R. W. Portell. 1996. The Tucker Borrow Pit: Paleontology and Stratigraphy of a Plio-Pleistocene fossil site in Brevard County, Florida. Papers in Florida Paleontology 7:1-22 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 58089: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 17.01.2006

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