Woodstock Station (Oligocene of the United States)

Where: Berkeley County, South Carolina (33.0° N, 80.1° W: paleocoordinates 32.9° N, 73.5° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: NP24 foram zone, Ashley Formation (Cooper Group), Rupelian (33.9 - 28.1 Ma)

• listed in paper as Ashley-Cooper Marl of probable Oligocene ages; Ashley Formation is identified as Rupelian rather than its conventional assignment as Chattian by Weems et al. 2004

•late Rupelian according to Sanders & Geisler, 2015

Environment/lithology: marine; green, calcareous marl

• homogenous texture, and drab green color; and contains 74 per cent calcium carbonate

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Reposited in the USNM

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: R. Kellogg. 1923. Description of an apparently new toothed cetacean from South Carolina. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 76(7):1-7 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 45500: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 26.10.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Pecten calvatus" = Eburneopecten calvatus
"Pecten calvatus" = Eburneopecten calvatus Morton 1833 scallop
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
"Ostrea trigonalis" = Gigantostrea trigonalis
"Ostrea trigonalis" = Gigantostrea trigonalis Conrad 1854 oyster
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
"Volutilithes petrosa" = Athleta petrosa
"Volutilithes petrosa" = Athleta petrosa Conrad 1833 volute
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
"Cassis (Morio) petersoni" = Galeodea petersoni
"Cassis (Morio) petersoni" = Galeodea petersoni Conrad 1854 snail
Mammalia
 Cetacea - Xenorophidae
Xenorophus sloanii n. gen. n. sp.
Xenorophus sloanii n. gen. n. sp. Kellogg 1923 toothed whale
 Cetacea -
Saurocetus gibbesii n. gen. n. sp.1
Saurocetus gibbesii n. gen. n. sp.1 Agassiz 1848 toothed whale
It is not clear where near Charleston this specimen actually came from, but it is probably from the Ashley Formation.