Oligohaline Fossils from the Pleistocene Flanner Beach Formation, North Carolina

William Miller, III


Oligohaline fossils occur at it two localities; within the middle Pleistocene Flanner Beach Formation: at the type section on the Neuse River and near Hills Point on the Pamlico River.  At the type section,  Rangia cuneata (Gray) valves form pods and lenses at the base of the formation show signs of prolonged exposure on the seafloor prior to burial, and are mixed with mesohuline to polyhaline mollusks.

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