Bucatunna River (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Wayne County, Mississippi (31.8° N, 88.5° W: paleocoordinates 32.3° N, 80.7° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Pachuta Member (Yazoo Formation), Priabonian (38.0 - 33.9 Ma)

• The text states that the fossil is from the Jackson Formation, which is now a group. It is probably from the Pachuta Member of the Yazoo Formation based on geologic maps of the area and nearby fossil localities.

Environment/lithology: coastal; marl

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Reposited in the UNSM

Collection methods: surface (float)

Primary reference: R. Kellogg. 1936. A Review of the Archaeoceti. Carnegie Institution of Washington 482:1-366 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 32926: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 20.07.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Cetacea - Basilosauridae
Basilosaurus cetoides Owen 1839 whale