Martin Marietta New Bern Quarry, Castle Hayne Formation (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Craven County, North Carolina (35.1° N, 77.1° W: paleocoordinates 35.1° N, 66.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Comfort Member (Castle Hayne Formation), Middle Eocene (48.6 - 37.2 Ma)

• See McLeod and Barnes (2008) for a discussion of the geology.

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the USNM

Primary reference: S. A. McLeod and L. G. Barnes. 2008. A new genus and species of Eocene protocetid archaeocete whale (Mammalia, Cetacea) from the Atlantic Coastal plain. Science Series, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 41:73-98 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 127117: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 26.04.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
Crassatella alta, "Crassatella protexta" = Bathytormus protexta
Crassatella alta Conrad 1832 clam
"Crassatella protexta" = Bathytormus protexta Conrad 1832 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
 Hiatellida - Hiatellidae
Panopea sp. Menard 1807 clam
 Pholadomyida - Pholadomyidae
Pholadomya sp. Sowerby 1823 clam
Mammalia
  - Protocetidae
Crenatocetus rayi n. gen. n. sp.
Crenatocetus rayi n. gen. n. sp. McLeod and Barnes 2008 whale