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Payne Creek Mine (Latest Hemphillian) (Neogene of the United States)

Also known as TRO Quarry

Where: Polk County, Florida (27.9° N, 81.8° W: paleocoordinates 28.1° N, 80.1° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Bone Valley Formation (Hawthorn Group), Hemphillian (10.3 - 4.9 Ma)

• Age and Formation after Boessenecker et al 2019.

•Morgan (1994) lists the age as latest Hemphillian (Zanclean, early Pliocene); upper beds

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; pebbly, phosphatic, argillaceous, sandy sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: A. Berta and G. S. Morgan. 1985. A new sea otter (Carnivora: Mustelidae) from the late Miocene and early Pliocene (Hemphillian) of North America. Journal of Paleontology 59(4):809-819 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/M. Uhen] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 18577: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 18.10.1995, edited by Catalina Pimiento and Jonathan Marcot

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