Clarksville (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Clarke County, Alabama (31.7° N, 87.9° W: paleocoordinates 32.2° N, 80.1° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

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

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; mixed carbonate-siliciclastic sediments

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: L. Reichenbach. 1847. Systematisches. Resultate geologischer, anatomischer und zoologischer untersuchungen ├╝ber das unter den Namen Hydrarchos von Dr. A. C. Koch zuerst nach Europa gebrachte und in Dresden augestelte grofse fossile Skelett 15 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 84754: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 10.11.2008

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Cetacea - Basilosauridae
"Basilosaurus kochii n. sp." = Zygorhiza kochii, "Zeuglodon sp." = Basilosaurus
"Basilosaurus kochii n. sp." = Zygorhiza kochii Carus 1847 whale
"Zeuglodon sp." = Basilosaurus Harlan 1834 whale