Chalybeate Springs (Paleocene of the United States)

Where: Tippah County, Mississippi (34.9° N, 88.9° W: paleocoordinates 38.1° N, 68.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Clayton Formation (Midway Group), Danian (66.0 - 61.6 Ma)

• upper "marl" member

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified marl

• blue sandy fossiliferous marl

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: E. Monsour. 1944. Fossil corals of the genus Turbinolia from the Golf Coast. Journal of Paleontology 18(2):109-118 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 87134: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 06.03.2009

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Taxonomic list

 Scleractinia - Turbinoliidae
"Turbinolia midwayensis n. sp." = Turbinolia dickersoni
"Turbinolia midwayensis n. sp." = Turbinolia dickersoni Nomland 1916 stony coral