Cooper River (Pliocene of the United States)

Where: Charleston County, South Carolina (32.8° N, 79.9° W: paleocoordinates 32.9° N, 79.1° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Goose Creek Formation, Zanclean (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

• early Pliocene

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; limestone

Primary reference: N. Kohno and C. E. Ray. 2008. Pliocene walruses from the Yorktown Formation of Virginia and North Carolina, and a systematic revision of the North Atlantic Pliocene walruses. Virginia Museum of Natural History Special Publication 14:39-80 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 77594: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 15.01.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Rajiformes - Rhinobatidae
 Rajiformes - Rajidae
"Raja" sp. Linnaeus 1758 skate
 Myliobatiformes - Rhinopteridae
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
"Galeocerdo cuvier" = Galeocerdo cuvieri Peron and LeSueur 1822 tiger shark
Carcharhinus sp. de Blainville 1816 requiem shark
 Carnivora - Odobenidae
Ontocetus emmonsi Leidy 1859 walrus
 Cetacea -
Mysticeti indet. Cope 1891 whale