Lafarge Cement Quarry (Eocene of the United States)

Also known as Blue Circle Cement Quarry, Gifford-Hill Cement Quarry

Where: Dorchester County, South Carolina (33.2° N, 80.4° W: paleocoordinates 33.2° N, 72.5° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: NP 18 nannofossil zone, Pregnall Member (Tupelo Bay Formation), Priabonian (38.0 - 33.9 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; packstone

• foraminiferal-peloid packstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: J. H. Geisler, A. E. Sanders, and Z. Luo. 2005. A new protocetid whale (Cetacea: Archaeoceti) from the late middle Eocene of South Carolina. American Museum Novitates 3480:1-65 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 72046: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 23.05.2007

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Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Pristiformes - Pristidae
Pristis lathami Galeotti 1837 sawfish
Mammalia
 Cetacea - Basilosauridae
Basilosauridae indet. Cope 1867 whale