Charleston, Tiger Leap (Oligocene of the United States)

Where: South Carolina (32.8° N, 79.9° W: paleocoordinates 32.9° N, 74.8° W)

When: Tiger Leap Formation, Chattian (28.1 - 23.0 Ma)

• Sediment preserved with the skull has yielded a dinoflagellate assemblage including Saturnodinium pansum and Pentadinium imaginatum [11; M. Uhen 2012, pers. comm.]. The overlap of these two species is defined by the first occurrence of P. imaginatum at the base of NW European dinoflagellate cyst zone D15c (ca. 27.2 Ma) [12] and the last occurrence of S. pansum at Northern Hemisphere mid-latitudes around 24.5 Ma [13]. (Marx & Fordyce, 2015)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: M. D. Uhen, R. E. Fordyce, and L. G. Barnes. 2008. Odontoceti. In C. M. Janis, K. M. Scott, and L. L. Jacobs (eds.), Evolution of Tertiary Mammals of North America II:566-606 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 68974: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 14.02.2007

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Taxonomic list

 Cetacea - Xenorophidae
Archaeodelphis patrius n. gen. n. sp.
Archaeodelphis patrius n. gen. n. sp. Allen 1921 toothed whale
Allen noted that this specimen was found in the collections of the MCZ with a note indicating it was from the Jackson Formation of Alabama