Thomas Farm (Unit 6-7)
Basic information
Sample name: Thomas Farm (Unit 6-7)

Reference: A. E. Pratt. 1989. Taphonomy of the microvertebrate fauna from the early Miocene Thomas Farm locality, Florida (U.S.A.). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 76:125-151 [ER 2341]
Country: United States
State: Florida

Coordinate: 29.73° N, -82.80° W
Basis of coordinate: based on political unit
Geography comments: "early Miocene (early Hemingfordian, ca. 18 Ma)"
coordinate based on Gilchrist County
Climate and habitat
Substrate: ground surface
Lithology: claystone
Habitat comments: "most of the fossils removed in this analysis were taken from a section of approximately 3m...
(1) a series of alternating clay and sandy-clay layers found in the lowest exposed regions of the site (units 4-7).
(2) two massive layers of limestone boulders (units 8 and 11), separated by a thin clay (unit 10) and a sand layer (unit 9).
(3) several layers of white to yellow calcareous sand formed by the breakdown of limestone (units 12-15)."
Life forms: bats, rodents, other small mammals, frogs, salamanders
Sampling methods: screenwash
Sample size: 308
Years: 1981 - 1985
Sample: 2504
Contributor: John Alroy
Enterer: John Alroy
Created: 2017-02-13 07:17:13
Modified: 2017-02-13 07:17:13
Abundance distribution
14 species
2 singletons
total count 308
standardised richness: 8.1
Fisher's α: 3.021
geometric series k: 0.6733
Hurlbert's PIE: 0.6515
Shannon's H: 1.5696
Good's u: 0.9935