Loc. 3, Lovelady (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Houston County, Texas (31.1° N, 95.4° W: paleocoordinates 32.8° N, 85.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Yegua Formation, Middle Eocene (48.6 - 37.2 Ma)

• four specimens from the same locality, "stratigraphic position unknown"

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

• presumably freshwater based on the presence of a catfish and freshwater turtle
• none given

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the AMNH

Primary reference: P. A. Holroyd. 2002. New record of Anthracotheriidae (Artiodactyla: Mammalia) from the middle Eocene Yegua Formation (Claiborne Group), Houston County, Texas. Texas Journal of Science 54(4):301-308 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/P. Holroyd]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 37559: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 16.03.2004, edited by Patricia Holroyd

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Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Dasyatidae indet. Jordan 1888 whiptail stingray
 Pristiformes - Pristidae
Pristidae indet. Bonaparte 1838 sawfish
Actinopteri
 Siluriformes - Ariidae
Ariidae indet. Berg 1958 Ariid catfish
Reptilia
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionychidae indet. Gray 1825 softshell turtle
"Trionyx" (=Apalone) sp.
 Testudines - Kinosternoidea
Dermatemydidae indet. Baur 1888 mud turtle
 Testudines - Pangeoemydidae
Echmatemys sp. Hay 1906 turtle
 Loricata -
Crocodylia indet. crocodilian
 Squamata - Palaeophiidae
Palaeophis sp. Owen 1841 snake
Mammalia
 Ungulata - Anthracotheriidae
Heptacodon yeguaensis n. sp. Holroyd 2002 anthracothere