An Occurrence of the Protocetid Whale “Eocetus” wardii in the Middle Eocene Piney Point Formation of Virginia

  title={An Occurrence of the Protocetid Whale “Eocetus” wardii in the Middle Eocene Piney Point Formation of Virginia},
  author={Robert E. Weems and Lucy E. Edwards and Jason E. Osborne and Aaron A. Alford},
  booktitle={Journal of Paleontology},
Abstract Two protocetid whale vertebrae, here referred to “Eocetus” wardii, have been recovered from the riverbed of the Pamunkey River in east-central Virginia. Neither bone was found in situ, but both were found with lumps of lithified matrix cemented to their surfaces. Most of this matrix was removed and processed for microfossils. Specimens of dinoflagellates were successfully recovered and this flora clearly demonstrates that both vertebrae came from the middle Eocene Piney Point Formation… 
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