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MGS #45b (Oligocene of the United States)

Where: Wayne County, Mississippi (31.7° N, 88.6° W: paleocoordinates 32.0° N, 82.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Glendon Limestone Formation, Rupelian (33.9 - 28.4 Ma)

• The Glendon Limestone consists of hard, ledge forming limestones and some intervening sands and clays, and disconformably overlies the softer Marianna Limestone.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; lithified, hardground, calcareous limestone and claystone

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 5993: authorized by Linda Ivany, entered by Sarah DeLong on 12.01.2000, edited by Laurie Eccles

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