Abstract

A study has been made of the marine Pleistocene of Texas. A fairly large fauna is known from the Beaumont clay, especially near the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. A large percentage of the Beaumont fossils are referred to the Ingleside Terrace of Price which probably dates from the last major interglacial stage. These fossils are very similar to those reported from the Pleistocene of Louisiana, and a correlation between the Texas fossils and those from the Port Hudson formation of Louisiana and Mississippi is suggested. The marine Pleistocene deposits of Texas are approximately horizontal between Louisiana and the Mexican border although there is a possibility of a local sinking in the Rio Grande Delta.

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