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A fauna of approximately 70 species of Cretaceous ostracods has been recovered from 40 wells and a few outcrop samples in the South Carolina coastal plain; 51 of the species are assigned to, or are believed to be referable to, described species. The rest of the species are given affinitive assignments, or are left in open nomenclature.
In the present collection, 20 of the species are tentatively considered to be restricted to beds of Navarroan (approximately Maestrichtian) age; 13 additional species are possibly restricted to beds of Tayloran (approximately Campanian) age; and 7 other species are restricted to beds of Austinian (approximately Santonian and Coniacian) age. One species of the collection is representative of pre-Austinian deposits.
Several of the species also occur in the COST Atlantic wells and are useful for correlation with offshore Cretaceous deposits.
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