Kilmer's Discovery Locality (Miocene of Mexico)

Where: Baja California, Mexico (28.1° N, 115.2° W: paleocoordinates 26.7° N, 111.7° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: lower Member (Almejas Formation), Messinian (7.2 - 5.3 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

• no lithological description given

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: L. G. Barnes. 1984. Fossil odontocetes (Mammalia: Cetacea) from the Almejas Formation, Isla Cedros, Mexico. PaleoBios 42:1-46 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 45460: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 24.10.2004

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Odontoceti - Kogiidae
Praekogia cedrosensis Barnes 1973 pygmy sperm whale
 Odontoceti - Physeteridae
Physeterinae indet. Flower 1867 sperm whale
 Delphinoidea - Albireonidae
Albireo whistleri n. gen. n. sp. Barnes 1984 toothed whale
Albireo aff. whistleri Barnes 1984 toothed whale
originally entered as "Albireo aff. wistleri"