Vinton Bluff (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: Clay County, Mississippi (33.7° N, 88.5° W: paleocoordinates 34.4° N, 57.1° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Tombigbee Sand Member (Eutaw Formation), Late/Upper Santonian (85.8 - 83.5 Ma)

• said to be late Santonian; basal part of member

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: mesofossils

Primary reference: R. J. Emry, J. D. Archibald, and C. C. Smith. 1981. A mammalian molar from the Late Cretaceous of northern Mississippi. Journal of Paleontology 55(5):953-956 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 14419: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 15.05.2002, edited by Matthew Carrano

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Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Elasmobranchii -
Elasmobranchii indet. Bonaparte 1838 elasmobranch
Actinopteri
 Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae
Anomoeodus sp. Forir 1887
Reptilia
 Squamata - Mosasauridae
Mosasauridae indet. Gervais 1852 mosasaur
Mammalia
 Tribosphenida -
Eutheria indet. eutherian
probably a "zhelestid" according to Nessov et al. 1998