MGS #98b (Oligocene of the United States)

Where: Rankin County, Mississippi (32.3° N, 90.0° W: paleocoordinates 32.6° N, 83.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Glendon Limestone Formation, Rupelian (33.9 - 28.1 Ma)

• The Glendon Limestone consists of hard, ledge forming limestones (calcarenites) and some intervening sands and clays, and disconformably overlies the softer Marianna Limestone.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; lithified, hardground, gray, calcareous limestone and claystone

Size class: mesofossils

Preservation: original aragonite, original calcite

Collection methods: bulk, mechanical,

• Bivalves only.

Primary reference: D. T. Dockery. 1982. Lower Oligocene Bivalvia of the Vicksburg Group in Mississippi. Mississippi Department of Natural Resources Bureau of Geology 123:1-261 [L. Ivany/S. DeLong/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 6000: authorized by Linda Ivany, entered by Sarah DeLong on 13.01.2000

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• List uses catagories, for example, R = rare...1 - 9 valves collected. C = common...10 - 99 valves collected. A = abundant...100+ valves collected.
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Pecten byramensis scallop
100+ valves collected