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Orangeburg, bryozoan bioherm (Eocene of the United States)

Also known as Reef 3539

Where: Orangeburg County, South Carolina (33.5° N, 80.9° W: paleocoordinates 33.9° N, 69.3° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Santee Limestone Formation, Lutetian (48.6 - 40.4 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified limestone

• offshore bryozoan patch reefs and bioherms

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: G. A. Bishop and B. T. Palmer. 2006. A new genus and species of crab from the bryozoan bioherms of the Eocene Santee Limestone, South Carolina, USA. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geologicas 23(3):334-337 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 77066: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 19.12.2007, edited by Austin Hendy

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