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Slip Point Lighthouse (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as UCMP V5761, LACM 5933

Where: Clallam County, Washington (48.3° N, 124.2° W: paleocoordinates 48.0° N, 116.9° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Clallam Formation, Aquitanian (23.0 - 20.4 Ma)

• early Miocene

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified shale and sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Reposited in the UCMP, USNM

Primary reference: C. Muizon. 1991. A new Ziphiidae (Cetacea) from the Early Miocene of Washington State (USA) and phylogenetic analysis of the major groups of odontocetes. Bulletin du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle. 4e Serie. Section C. Sciences de la Terre. Paleontologie, Geologie, Mineralogie 12(3-4):279-326 [M. Uhen/N. Pyenson/N. Pyenson] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 45481: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Nick Pyenson on 25.10.2004, edited by Mark Uhen and Margot Nelson

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