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Florida Lime Works quarry (Eocene of the United States)

Also known as Dolime Minerals Quarry

Where: Citrus County, Florida (29.0° N, 82.7° W: paleocoordinates 29.2° N, 74.1° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Avon Park Formation, Bartonian (40.4 - 37.2 Ma)

• originally basalmost Inglis Formation, now considered Avon Park Fm.

Environment/lithology: marine; fine-grained dolomite

• chalky, cream colored

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: D. P. Domning, G. S. Morgan, and C. E. Ray. 1982. North American Eocene sea cows (Mammalia: Sirenia). Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 52:1-69 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/P. Holroyd] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 49882: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 29.04.2005, edited by Patricia Holroyd

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