Also known as USGS 17692; field #149
Where: Panama (9.2° N, 79.9° W: paleocoordinates 6.8° N, 77.5° W)
• coordinate estimated from map
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Bohio Formation, Late/Upper Eocene (37.2 - 33.9 Ma)
• Listed as "basal 3 m of section". Marine strata of early Tertiary age in the Gatun Lake area are tentatively designated the marine member of the Bohio Formation. They are thought to represent a marine tongue in the lower part of what is essentially a non-marine formation. The age is disputed. Large foraminifera point to a late Eocene age and are unlikely to reworked, but large foraminifera of Oligocene age were undescribed from the Carribean at the time of writing. Mollusa have regional Eocene affinities, although others have later affinities. The most amrked faunal similariies are with the late Eocene of Columbia and the late Eocene-early Oligocene of Peru. A late Eocene-early Oligocene age was assigned to these collections. A literature search has failed to resolve this age any finer for this "tongue".
• bed-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: coastal; sandy siltstone
Size classes: macrofossils, microfossils
Reposited in the USNM
Collection methods: quarrying,
• Collected by Thomson and Woodring (1949). Location now unaccessible (underwater). Material is also held (but not specified for any specific collection) at Stanford University, Acad. Nat. Sci. Phil., Corenell University, PRI, U. Cal. and Cal. Acad. Sci.
Primary reference: W. P. Woodring. 1957. Geology and Paleontology of Canal Zone and adjoining parts of Panama. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 306(A) [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 42528: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 01.08.2004
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