Where: Smith County, Mississippi (32.0° N, 89.4° W: paleocoordinates 32.3° N, 82.9° W)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Byram Formation, Rupelian (33.9 - 28.4 Ma)
• The Byram Formation consists of fossiliferous,calyey sands.Here fossils are well preserved except at the Marquette Cement Mfg. Company quarry. Here, the Byram Formation consists largely of calcium carbonate and fossils are poorly preserved.
• formation-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: offshore; poorly lithified, shelly/skeletal, sandy, calcareous claystone and sandstone
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 6002: authorized by Linda Ivany, entered by Sarah DeLong on 13.01.2000, edited by Austin Hendy
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