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Palmetto Mine (Neogene of the United States)

Also known as Palmetto Washer Plant

Where: Polk County, Florida (27.7° N, 82.0° W: paleocoordinates 27.9° N, 80.3° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Bone Valley Member (Peace River Formation), Late/Upper Hemphillian (10.3 - 4.9 Ma)

• Berta and Galliano 1983 collected from coarse phosphatic gravels presumably of Upper Bone Valley Formation, not in situ.

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; pebbly, phosphatic, argillaceous, sandy sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: D. B. Wright and S. D. Webb. 1984. Primitive Mylohyus (Artiodactyla: Tayassuidae) from the Late Hemphillian Bone Valley of Florida. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 3(3):152-159 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 18573: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.02.1993, edited by Nick Pyenson, Mark Uhen, Richard Hulbert and Evangelos Vlachos

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