Pamunkey River, near Hanover (Miocene of the United States)

Where: Hanover County, Virginia (37.8° N, 77.5° W: paleocoordinates 38.0° N, 73.6° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Calvert Formation (Chesapeake Group), Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• Kellogg (1968) states that this is likely from the base of the Calvert Formation.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; marl

• bay, short-term eustatic transgression events, long-term regression trend

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: E. D. Cope. 1895. Fourth contribution to the marine fauna of the Miocene Period of the United States. Proceedings of the American Philosphical Society 34:135-155 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 85360: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 16.12.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Cheloniidae
Syllomus crispatus Cope 1896 sea turtle
 Cetacea - Cetotheriidae
Cetotheriidae indet. Brandt 1872 whale
 Cetacea - Tranatocetidae
Mesocetus siphunculus n. sp. Cope 1895 whale
 Cetacea -
Odontoceti indet. Flower 1867 toothed whale