Drum Point (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as Patuxent River mouth

Where: Calvert County, Maryland (38.3° N, 76.4° W: paleocoordinates 38.5° N, 74.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: St Marys Formation (Chesapeake Group), Tortonian (11.6 - 7.2 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore shelf; lithology not reported

• foreshore, muddy, shallow shelf

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: E. C. Case. 1904. Systematic Paleontology: Mammalia. Maryland Geological Survey Miocene: Text 1-58 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 55395: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 14.10.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Cetacea - Cetotheriidae
Cetotherium parvum Trouessart 1898 whale
 Cetacea - Platanistidae
Zarhachis tysonii n. sp. Cope 1869 toothed whale
 Cetacea - Physeteridae
"Paracetus mediatlanticus n. sp." = Aulophyseter mediatlanticus
"Paracetus mediatlanticus n. sp." = Aulophyseter mediatlanticus Cope 1895 sperm whale
 Cetacea -
"Priscodelphinus uraeus" = Tretosphys uraeus
"Priscodelphinus uraeus" = Tretosphys uraeus Cope 1869 toothed whale