Quankey Creek (Pliocene of the United States)

Where: Halifax County, North Carolina (36.3° N, 77.6° W: paleocoordinates 36.4° N, 76.7° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Yorktown Formation (Chesapeake Group), Zanclean (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; marl

• brackish, shallow, warm to temperate, nearshore

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Reposited in the USNM

Collection methods: surface (in situ)

Primary reference: E. D. Cope. 1870. Discovery of a huge whale in North Carolina. American Naturalist 4(1):128 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 49982: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 03.05.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Carnivora - Odobenidae
Ontocetus emmonsi2 Leidy 1859 walrus
 Mysticeti -
Mesoteras kerrianus n. gen. n. sp.1
Mesoteras kerrianus n. gen. n. sp.1 Cope 1870 whale
 Odontoceti -
Delphinapterus orcinus n. sp.3 Cope 1875 toothed whale