Nye Beach (Miocene of the United States)

Where: Lincoln County, Oregon (44.6° N, 124.1° W: paleocoordinates 44.4° N, 118.0° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Astoria Formation, Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• Thus, the age of the type USNM 214911 is probably approximately between 20 and 19 Ma or Early Burdigalian (Late early Miocene).

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: A. T. Boersma, M. R. McCurry, and N. D. Pyenson. 2017. A new fossil dolphin Dilophodelphis fordycei provides insight into the evolution of supraorbital crests in Platanistoidea (Mammalia, Cetacea). Royal Society Open Science [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 185973: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 01.06.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Cetacea - Platanistidae
Dilophodelphis fordycei n. gen. n. sp.
Dilophodelphis fordycei n. gen. n. sp. Boersma et al. 2017 toothed whale