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MGS #94 (Oligocene of the United States)

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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