Thompson Creek, south of Tensley (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Yazoo County, Mississippi (32.7° N, 90.5° W: paleocoordinates 33.5° N, 81.5° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Moodys Branch Formation (Jackson Group), Bartonian (41.3 - 38.0 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; glauconitic, argillaceous, calcareous sandstone

• glauconitic, fossiliferus, calcareous, clayey sand

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: D. T. Dockery. 1974. An Archaeoceti from the Moodys Branch Formation (Upper Eocene) of Mississippi. Compass of Sigma Gamma Epsilon 51(3):61-64 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 45625: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 19.11.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Cetacea - Basilosauridae
Dorudon sp. Gibbes 1845 whale