Clearview Landfill (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Scott County, Mississippi (32.2° N, 89.4° W: paleocoordinates 32.8° N, 81.5° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Yazoo Formation (Jackson Group), Priabonian (38.0 - 33.9 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: foreshore; claystone

• The Yazoo Clay Formation exhibits a shallow subtropical inner shelf environment with abundant life evolving into a deeper more clay-dominated middle shelf environment.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ),

Primary reference: D. T. Dockery. 2003. A largely complete Basilosaurus find in the Upper Yazoo Clay in Scott County, Mississippi. Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences 48(1):42-43 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 45627: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 19.11.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Cetacea - Basilosauridae
Basilosaurus cetoides Owen 1839 whale