Wando River (Miocene of the United States)

Where: Berkeley County, South Carolina (32.9° N, 79.8° W: paleocoordinates 33.2° N, 75.7° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)

• This specimen is attributed to the Oligocene Ashley Formation, but it is unclear where it really came from since it was found during dredging. Domning (1996) states that the age is Late Oligocene or Early Miocene, but uncertain.

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Reposited in the AMNH

Collection methods: salvage,

Primary reference: J. A. Allen. 1887. Note on squalodont remains from Charleston, S. C. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 2(1):35-39 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 55520: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 28.10.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Sirenia - Dugongidae
Dioplotherium manigaulti n. gen. n. sp.
Dioplotherium manigaulti n. gen. n. sp. Cope 1883 dugong
 Cetacea - Squalodontidae
Squalodon tiedemani n. sp. Allen 1887 toothed whale