J. M. Huber Corporation Kaolin (Clay) Pit, Twiggs Clay (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Twiggs County, Georgia (32.7° N, 83.6° W: paleocoordinates 32.9° N, 75.7° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Twiggs Formation, Priabonian (38.0 - 33.9 Ma)

• from a single "unit" in the local section 50 ft above its base

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; red, sandy claystone

• "estuary or a tropical coastline"
• "lens of red sandy clay"

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: J. A. Holman. 1977. Upper Eocene snakes (Reptilia, Serpentes) from Georgia. Journal of Herpetology 11(2):141-145 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 27508: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 07.12.2002, edited by Mark Uhen

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Taxonomic list

Bryozoa
  -
Bryozoa indet.4 Ehrenberg 1831
Osteichthyes
 Salientia - Pelobatidae
Pelobatidae indet. Lataste 1879 spadefoot toad
Reptilia
 Loricata -
"Crocodilia indet." = Crocodylia4
"Crocodilia indet." = Crocodylia4 Owen 1842 crocodilian
 Squamata - Palaeophiidae
Pterosphenus schucherti Lucas 1898 snake
palaeophid: see also Parmley and Case 1988
Pterosphenus schucherti2 Lucas 1898 snake
palaeophid
 Squamata - Loxocemidae
Ogmophis voorhiesi n. sp. Holman 1977 Mexican burrowing snake
erycinine boid
 Squamata - Boidae
Huberophis georgiensis n. gen. n. sp.
Huberophis georgiensis n. gen. n. sp. Holman 1977 sand boa
erycinine boid
Mammalia
 Ungulata - Entelodontidae
Entelodontidae indet.1 Lydekker 1883 even-toed ungulate
 Cetacea - Basilosauridae
Dorudon serratus3 Gibbes 1845 whale
MAS 81.8.1
unclassified
  -
Echinozoa indet.4 von Zittel 1895