Greenhurst Subdivision (Oligocene of the United States)

Where: Dorchester County, South Carolina (33.0° N, 80.2° W: paleocoordinates 32.9° N, 73.6° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Ashley Formation, Rupelian (33.9 - 28.1 Ma)

• early Chattian; Ashley Formation is identified as Rupelian rather than its conventional assignment as Chattian by Weems et al. 2004

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Reposited in the USNM

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: D. P. Domning. 1997. Fossil Sirenia of the West Atlantic and Caribbean Region. VI. Crenatosiren olseni (Reinhart, 1976). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 17(2):397-412 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 60447: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 15.05.2006

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Taxonomic list

 Sirenia - Dugongidae
Crenatosiren olseni Reinhart 1976 dugong