Notes on the Fauna of the Chipola Formation - XXIV the Genus Astarte (Mollusca:Bivalvia)

Harold E. Vokes


In 1936 Gardner reported the presence of the bivalve genus Astarte in the fauna of the Chipola Formation of Calhoun County, Florida. Based upon a single, worn, right valve that had been sent her by the Florida Geological Survey, and said to have been collected from "one-fourth mile below Bailey's Ferry, Chipola River, Calhoun County, Florida;" the form was described and figured (1936, p. 20, pl. 4, fig. 1) as "Astarte (Ashtarotha) species." As noted by Gardner this was the "first record of this typically cold-water genus in the Chipola of Florida."

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