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Unit D, Shell Creek [Caloosahatchee Fm] (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Charlotte County, Florida (26.9° N, 82.0° W: paleocoordinates 26.9° N, 81.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Caloosahatchee Formation, Early/Lower Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.8 Ma)

• COMMENTS: The Caloosahatchee Marl is given the stage age Sangamonian. AGE: Assigned Late Pleistocene in text, reassigned to Early Pleistocene by A. Hendy (2007).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; unlithified, gray, calcareous marl and unlithified, brown, yellow, sandy marl

• soft unconsolidated calcareous gray marl, but can be very sandy and yellowish brown in color

Size classes: macrofossils, microfossils

Collection methods: bulk,

Primary reference: J. R. DuBar. 1962. Neogene Biostratigraphy of the Charlotte Harbor Area in Southwestern Florida. Florida Geological Survey Geological Bulletin 43 1-83 [A. Miller/K. Layou/K. Layou] more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 41501: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Karen Layou on 15.07.2004, edited by Austin Hendy

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