Tarborough (Pliocene of the United States)

Also known as Tarboro

Where: Edgecombe County, North Carolina (35.9° N, 77.6° W: paleocoordinates 36.0° N, 76.7° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• age of the collection is stated to be Tertiary; age is estimated based on other nearby collections

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: S. L. Mitchill. 1818. Observations on the geology of North America. In G. Cuvier (ed.), Essay on the Theory of the Earth 319-424 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 88839: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 22.04.2009

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Taxonomic list

 Charadriiformes - Alcidae
"Catarractes antiquus n. sp." = Alca grandis
"Catarractes antiquus n. sp." = Alca grandis Brodkorb 1955 auk
 Cetacea -
Cetacea indet. Brisson 1762 whale
part of a skeleton of a whale