Martin Marieta Quarry, Rocky Point Quarry, Castle Hayne Formation (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Pender County, North Carolina (34.4° N, 77.9° W: paleocoordinates 34.3° N, 68.7° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Comfort Member (Castle Hayne Formation), Bartonian (41.3 - 38.0 Ma)

• age after Beatty & Geisler 2010

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Reposited in the USNM

Collection methods: mechanical

Primary reference: M. D. Uhen. 2001. New material of Eocetus wardii (Mammalia, Cetacea) from the middle Eocene of North Carolina. Southeastern Geology 40(2):135-148 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 75518: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 15.10.2007

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Cetacea -
Cetacea indet.2 Brisson 1762 whale
 Cetacea - Basilosauridae
"Eocetus wardii" = Basilotritus wardii1
"Eocetus wardii" = Basilotritus wardii1 Uhen 1999 whale