Where: Wayne County, Mississippi (31.7° N, 88.7° W: paleocoordinates 31.9° N, 82.2° W)
• coordinate based on political unit
When: Forest Hill Formation, Rupelian (33.9 - 28.4 Ma)
• The upper part of the Forest Hill Formation consists of estuarine clays and sands which locally contain a marine fauna. In Wayne County, numerous well preserved fossils were collected from sand lenses in this interval. Also present in this interval are leaf fossils which occur along bedding planes in the clay. These estuarine and marine sediments are the initial stage in the marine transgression of the Mint Spring seaway.
• formation-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: offshore; poorly lithified, gray, silty, sandy sandstone and siltstone
Size class: mesofossils
Preservation: original aragonite, original calcite
Collection methods: bulk, mechanical,
• Bivalves only.
Primary reference: D. T. Dockery. 1982. Lower Oligocene Bivalvia of the Vicksburg Group in Mississippi. Mississippi Department of Natural Resources Bureau of Geology 123:1-261 [L. Ivany/S. DeLong] more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 5805: authorized by Linda Ivany, entered by Sarah DeLong on 03.12.1999
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