Bluff at Northbury (Oligocene of the United States)

Where: New Kent County, Virginia (37.6° N, 77.1° W: paleocoordinates 37.6° N, 71.4° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• hand sample-level geographic resolution

When: NP 24 nannofossil zone, Old Church Formation (Chesapeake Group), Late/Upper Oligocene (28.4 - 23.0 Ma)

• "about a

•foot above the basal contact at the base of the low bluff


Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: R. E. Weems. 2014. Paleogene chelonians from Maryland and Virginia. PaleoBios 31(1):1-32 [P. Holroyd/P. Holroyd]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 167201: authorized by Patricia Holroyd, entered by Patricia Holroyd on 08.03.2015

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Cheloniidae
Ashleychelys palmeri Weems and Sanders 2014 sea turtle
 Testudines - Pancheloniidae
Procolpochelys charlestonensis Weems and Sanders 2014 turtle