Pachuta Site (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Jasper County, Mississippi (32.1° N, 89.0° W: paleocoordinates 32.6° N, 81.1° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

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

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; claystone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate, replaced with phosphate

Collection methods: 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 45630: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 20.11.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Odontaspidida - Isuridae
Oxyrhina praecursor Leriche 1942 mackerel shark
 Rhinopristiformes - Pristidae
Pristis sp. Linck 1790 sawfish
Actinopteri
 Acipenseriformes -
Mammalia
 Cetacea - Basilosauridae
Basilosaurus cetoides Owen 1839 whale