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Fort Meade Mine (Pliocene of the United States)

Also known as Tencor

Where: Polk County, Florida (27.8° N, 81.8° W: paleocoordinates 27.9° N, 81.0° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Bone Valley Member (Peace River Formation), Zanclean (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

• Palmetto Fauna, latest Hemphillian; upper beds

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal; poorly lithified, pebbly, phosphatic, argillaceous, sandy sandstone

• Bone Valley Formation environment consists of shallow lagoons and bays along the coast.
• Clastic rock unit consisting primarily of pebble- to sand-sized phosphates in a matrix of clay and quartz sand.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Reposited in the USNM

Collection methods: salvage,

• MOSI: Museum of Science and Industry, Tampa, FL.

Primary reference: G. S. Morgan. 1994. Miocene and Pliocene marine mammal faunas from the Bone Valley Formation of central Florida. Contributions in Marine Mammal Paleontology Honoring Frank C. Whitmore Jr., Proceedings of the San Diego Society of Natural History 29:239-268 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 45474: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Nick Pyenson on 25.10.2004, edited by John Alroy and Mark Uhen

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