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 is fossiliferous, with clayey sands. Bivalves dominate Byram macrofauna.
• 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 6003: authorized by Linda Ivany, entered by Sarah DeLong on 13.01.2000
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