Pamunkey River-near Putneys Mill (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Virginia (37.6° N, 77.1° W: paleocoordinates 37.4° N, 67.6° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Piney Point Formation, Bartonian (41.3 - 38.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: offshore shelf; lithified, argillaceous sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: R. E. Weems, L. E. Edwards, J. E. Osborne and A. A. Alford. 2011. An Occurrence of the Protocetid Whale "Eocetus" wardii in the Middle Eocene Piney Point Formation of Virginia. Journal of Paleontology 85(2):271-278 [M. Uhen/M. Shalap]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 107512: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Margaret Shalap on 09.04.2011, edited by Mark Uhen

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Taxonomic list

• Entered by Carrie Cross Bio 334
 Hemiptera - Miridae
Samlandia sp. Herczek and Popov 2005 plant bug
 Cetacea - Basilosauridae
"Eocetus wardii" = Basilotritus wardii
"Eocetus wardii" = Basilotritus wardii Uhen 1999 whale
 Cetacea - Protocetidae
Protocetidae indet. Stromer 1908 whale
Heteraulacacysta sp. Drugg and Loeblich 1967
 Peridiniales - Peridiniaceae
 Gonyaulacales -
 Gonyaulacales - Areoligeraceae
Glaphyrocysta sp. Stover and Evitt 1978
 Gonyaulacales -
Elytrocysta sp. Stover and Evitt 1978
 Gonyaulacales - Gonyaulacaceae
Cribroperidinium sp. Neale and Sarjeant 1962
Hystrichokolpoma sp. Klumpp 1953
Thalassiphora pelagica Benedek and Gocht 1981
Wetzeliella sp. Eisenack 1938