Matherville (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Wayne County, Mississippi (31.9° N, 88.6° W: paleocoordinates 32.4° N, 80.7° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

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

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; marl

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: E. Q. Emmer and D. A. Dunn. 1996. Stable isotopic composition of a late Eocene archaeocete whale, Basilosaurus cetoides, from Wayne County, Mississippi. AAPG Bulletin 80(9):1501-1501 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 55689: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 02.11.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Cetacea - Basilosauridae
Basilosaurus cetoides Owen 1839 whale