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Leisey Shell Pit 1A (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Hillsborough County, Florida (27.7° N, 82.5° W: paleocoordinates 27.7° N, 82.3° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Bermont Formation, Irvingtonian (1.8 - 0.3 Ma)

• said to be early Irvingtonian

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; unlithified sandstone and unlithified siltstone

• "shallow coastal mangrove-lined bay located adjacent to, or at the mouth of a river"
• "unconsolidated, poorly sorted... fine-grained sand, silt, and dark brown mud" with many mollusc, vertebrate, and plant fossils

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: quarrying

Primary reference: R. C. Hulbert, Jr. and G. S. Morgan. 1989. Stratigraphy, paleoecology, and vertebrate fauna of the Leisey Shell Pit Local Fauna, early Pleistocene (Irvingtonian) of southwestern Florida. Papers in Florida Paleontology 2:1-19 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/P. Wagner] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 20400: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.02.1993, edited by Richard Hulbert and Mark Uhen

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