Maple Hill (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Pender County, North Carolina (34.6° N, 77.7° W: paleocoordinates 34.6° N, 67.0° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal; limestone

• Clear, normal marine salinity, warm temperate to subtropical temperature average of 20 degees C

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Reposited in the USNM

Collection methods: quarrying,

Primary reference: D. P. Domning, G. S. Morgan, and C. E. Ray. 1982. North American Eocene sea cows (Mammalia: Sirenia). Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 52:1-69 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/P. Holroyd]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 32898: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 17.07.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Sirenia - Sirenia