Wando River (Oligocene of the United States)

Where: Berkeley County, South Carolina (32.9° N, 79.8° W: paleocoordinates 32.8° N, 73.3° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Givhans Ferry Member (Ashley Formation), Rupelian (33.9 - 28.1 Ma)

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: R. W. Boessenecker, D. Fraser, M. Churchill and J.H. Geisler. 2017. A toothless dwarf dolphin (Odontoceti: Xenorophidae) points to explosive feeding diversification of modern whales (Neoceti). Proceedings of the Royal Society B 284:20170531 [M. Uhen/C. Peredo]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 188100: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 23.08.2017

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Taxonomic list

Actinopteri
 Scombriformes - Palaeorhynchidae
Aglyptorhynchus sp. Casier 1966
CCNHM 1837
Aves
 Ornithurae - Pelagornithidae
Pelagornis cf. sandersi Ksepka 2014 bird
CCNHM 786
Mammalia
 Cetacea - Xenorophidae
Albertocetus meffordorum Uhen 2008 toothed whale
CCNHM 303
Xenorophus sp. Kellogg 1923 toothed whale
CCNHM 168