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Leisey Shell Pit 3B (Pleistocene of the United States)

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

• coordinate based on political unit

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

• said to be early Irvingtonian

•"varies in thickness from 20 cm to greater than 1.0 m"

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

• "dark organic matter, silt, and mud" with vertebrates, freshwater molluscs, and wood

Size class: macrofossils

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 20403: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.02.1993, edited by Richard Hulbert

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