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An Upper Miocene fauna dredged from tidal channels of coastal Georgia

David G. Darby and John H. Hoyt
An Upper Miocene fauna dredged from tidal channels of coastal Georgia
Journal of Paleontology (1964) 38 (1): 67-73

Abstract

Dredging in some of the deep tidal channels that separate the barrier islands along the Georgia coast revealed a fauna of upper Miocene age. The fauna is representative of the Duplin Marl, which is equivalent to the upper part of the Yorktown Formation of Virginia and to the upper part of the Choctawhatchee Formation of Florida. The outcrop in Sapelo Sound, where most of the fauna was recovered, is estimated from fathmograph records to be 75-90 ft below mean low water. A brief discussion of the area, a faunal list, and a discussion of some species, 3 of which are new, is included.


ISSN: 0022-3360
EISSN: 1937-2337
Coden: JPALAZ
Serial Title: Journal of Paleontology
Serial Volume: 38
Serial Issue: 1
Title: An Upper Miocene fauna dredged from tidal channels of coastal Georgia
Pages: 67-73
Published: 1964
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Accession Number: 1964-009925
Categories: Stratigraphy
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
N30°19'60" - N35°00'00", W85°34'60" - W80°45'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of North American Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States
Update Code: 1964
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