Puryear, Henry County (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Tennessee (36.4° N, 88.3° W: paleocoordinates 37.1° N, 79.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Cockfield Formation (Claiborne Group), Bartonian (41.3 - 38.0 Ma)

• Berry placed the flora in the Wilcox Formation, but more recent work assigns the clay pits to the middle Eocene Cockfield Formation.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: pond; lithified claystone

• Oxbow lake

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected by E.W. Berry; reposited in the USNM

Primary reference: E. W. Berry. 1927. A new type of caddis case from the lower Eocene of Tennessee. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 71(14):1-4 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 138891: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 31.01.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Hymenoptera - Formicidae
"Eoponera berryi n. gen. n. sp." = Formicium berryi
"Eoponera berryi n. gen. n. sp." = Formicium berryi Carpenter 1929 ant
USNM 80825
 Trichoptera -
Folindusia wilcoxiana Berry 1927 caddisfly