Where: Smith County, Mississippi (32.0° N, 89.5° W: paleocoordinates 32.3° N, 83.0° W)
• coordinate based on political unit
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Glendon Limestone Formation, Rupelian (33.9 - 28.4 Ma)
• The Glendon Limestone consists of hard, ledge forming limestones (calcarenites) and some intervening sands and clays, and disconformably overlies the softer Marianna Limestone.
• formation-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: offshore; lithified, hardground, gray, 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 5998: authorized by Linda Ivany, entered by Sarah DeLong on 13.01.2000
Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)