Where: Greene County, North Carolina (35.5° N, 77.6° W: paleocoordinates 35.6° N, 76.7° W)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
• local area-level geographic resolution
When: Yorktown Formation, Early/Lower Pliocene to Early/Lower Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)
• Local section name: Castoria. Basinal/regional section name: Greene
•No specific lithostratigraphic details or stratigraphic relationships provided in text beyond the following: The beds assigned to the Yorktown are grouped for convenience into units lettered A to F, A being the lowest and F being the highest. Collections from Greene county appear to derive from Unit E. Unit E presumably falls within zone 2 of the Yorktown Fm (Gardner 1943). How this equates to the lithostratigraphic members applied in Ward (1992) is unclear. While older literature assigns the Yorktown Formation to the Late Miocene, a late Early Pliocene-Late Pliocene age is assigned to the collection following Ward (1992). Furthemore as the collection is derived from the upper zone of the formation a Late Pliocene age is assigned.
• formation-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: coastal; unlithified, shelly/skeletal, gray sandstone
Size class: macrofossils
Reposited in the USNM
• Collections reposited in USNM and USGS collections.
Primary reference: J. A. Gardner. 1943. Mollusca from the Miocene and Lower Pliocene of Virginia and North Carolina. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 199(A) [A. Miller/A. Hendy] more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 59329: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 26.03.2006
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