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APAC Shell Pit ( of the United States)

Also known as MacAsphalt Shell Pit; Newburn Pit; Warren Brothers Pit

Where: Sarasota County, Florida (27.4° N, 82.5° W: paleocoordinates 27.4° N, 81.8° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• most material is from a single 10 - 60 cm thick layer

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; shelly/skeletal, black, gray sandstone

• "quiet, shallow-water, estuarine assemblage... a river in the near vicinity"
• "dark brown to blackish sandy organic layer" (Morgan and Ridgway 1987) or "abundant Rangia sp. valves interspersed with a matrix of black-to-dark gray sand" (Hulbert 1988)

Size class: macrofossils

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 19753: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.02.1993, edited by Mark Uhen, Richard Hulbert and Jonathan Marcot

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