Jackson Waterworks (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Hinds County, Mississippi (32.3° N, 90.2° W: paleocoordinates 32.9° N, 82.3° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Yazoo Formation (Jackson Group), Priabonian (38.0 - 33.9 Ma)

Environment/lithology: foreshore; marl

• The Yazoo Clay Formation exhibits a shallow subtropical inner shelf environment with abundant life evolving into a deeper more clay-dominated middle shelf environment.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: R. Kellogg. 1936. A Review of the Archaeoceti. Carnegie Institution of Washington 482:1-366 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 45639: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 20.11.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Cetacea - Basilosauridae
Zygorhiza kochii Carus 1847 whale