City Point (Pliocene of the United States)

Also known as Tar Bay

Where: Prince George County, Virginia (37.3° N, 77.3° W: paleocoordinates 37.4° N, 76.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Yorktown Formation (Chesapeake Group), Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithology not reported

• brackish, shallow, warm to temperate, nearshore

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 85158: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 03.12.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Mysticeti -
"Balaena palaeatlantica n. sp." = Rhegnopsis palaeatlantica
"Balaena palaeatlantica n. sp." = Rhegnopsis palaeatlantica Leidy 1851 whale
 Mysticeti - Cetotheriidae
Cetotherium crassangulum n. sp. Cope 1895 whale
 Mysticeti -
"Balaena prisca n. sp." = Siphonocetus priscus
"Balaena prisca n. sp." = Siphonocetus priscus Leidy 1851 whale