Idom Farm (Eocene of the United States)

Also known as Pinkston Hill, LACM 7051, LACM 7052,

Where: Scott County, Mississippi (32.3° 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: coastal; marl

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Reposited in the LACM

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ),

Primary reference: S. P. Applegate. 1969. Digging fossil whales in Mississippi with southern hospitality. Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History Quarterly 8(3):26-31 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 55868: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 07.11.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Carcharodon auriculatus Blainville 1818 white shark
 Cetacea - Basilosauridae
Basilosaurus cetoides Owen 1839 whale