Montrose Site (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Jasper County, Mississippi (32.2° N, 89.2° W: paleocoordinates 32.7° N, 81.3° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

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

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; claystone

• deep outer-neritic sea, or a very quiet water environment of deposition

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: salvage, quarrying, surface (in situ),

Primary reference: T. W. Reel. 1972. The Excavation and Preparation of Two Fossilized Whales. University of Southern Mississippi 1-113 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 45629: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 20.11.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Cetacea - Basilosauridae
Basilosaurus cetoides Owen 1839 whale