Hunter's Point (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Madison County, Mississippi (32.5° N, 90.1° W: paleocoordinates 33.0° N, 82.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

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

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: foreshore; limestone

• 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 and J. E. Johnston. 1986. Excavation of an archaeocete whale, Basilosaurus cetoides (Owen), from Madison, Mississippi. Mississippi Geology 6(3):1-10 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 45628: 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