Bluffs Near Popes Creek (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Maryland (38.1° N, 77.0° W: paleocoordinates 38.4° N, 61.2° W)

When: Nanjemoy Formation (Pamunkey Group), Early/Lower Eocene (55.8 - 48.6 Ma)

• Woodstock and Potapaco Members

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: R. Weems and S. Horman. 1983. Teleost fish remains (Osteoglossidae, Blochiidae, Scombridae, Triodontidae, Diodontidae) from the Lower Eocene Nanjemoy Formation of Maryland. Proceedings of The Biological Society of Washington 96(1):38-49 [M. Uhen/M. Shalap]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 124192: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Margaret Shalap on 07.02.2012, edited by Patricia Holroyd

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Taxonomic list

 Acipenseriformes -
 Scombriformes - Scombridae
Cybium sp. Cuvier 1829
Sarda delheidi Leriche 1905
 Tetraodontiformes -
 Osteoglossiformes - Osteoglossidae
Brychaetus muelleri Woodward 1901 arowana
 Testudines - Dermochelyidae
cf. Eosphargis gigas Owen 1880 leatherback
 Testudines -
Catapleura sp. Cope 1870 sea turtle
 Testudines - Cheloniidae
Puppigerus camperi Gray 1831 sea turtle
 Testudines - Pantrionychidae
"Trionyx" pennatus Cope 1869 turtle
 Testudines - Bothremydidae
Bothremydidae indet. Baur 1891 sideneck turtle