Kemp Clay Formation (Cretaceous of the United States)

Also known as Kemp Clay, located in the north bank of the South Sulphur River, situated approximately five miles from Commerce, Hunt County,Texas(U.S.A).

Where: Hunt County County, Texas (33.3° N, 96.0° W: paleocoordinates 38.3° N, 73.9° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Kemp Clay Formation (Navarro Group), Late/Upper Maastrichtian (70.6 - 66.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified claystone and lithified sandstone

• quartz sand and clay

Size class: mesofossils

Primary reference: G. R. Case and H. Cappetta. 1997. A new Selachian Fauna from the Late Maastrichtian of Texas (Upper Cretaceous/Navarroan; Kemp Formation). Münchner Geowissenschaftliche Abhandlungen (A)(34):131-189 [J. Kriwet/W. Glaeser/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 61738: authorized by Juergen Kriwet, entered by Wolfgang Glaeser on 27.06.2006

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Taxonomic list

 Sclerorhynchiformes - Sclerorhynchidae
Sclerorhynchus pettersi n. sp. cartilaginous fish
Ischyrhiza monasterica n. sp. cartilaginous fish
Ischyrhiza mira Leidy 1856 cartilaginous fish
 Sclerorhynchiformes - Ptychotrygonidae
Ptychotrygon winni n. sp. cartilaginous fish
Ptychotrygon vermiculata Cappetta 1975 cartilaginous fish
Ewingia problematica n. gen. n. sp.
Ewingia problematica n. gen. n. sp. cartilaginous fish
 Squaliformes - Squalidae
Squalus huntensis n. sp. dogfish shark
 Odontaspidida - Scapanorhynchidae
Scapanorhynchus sp. Woodward 1889 elasmobranch
 Hybodontiformes - Lonchidiidae
 Myliobatiformes -
Coupatezia turneri n. sp., Texabatis corrugata n. gen. n. sp.
Coupatezia turneri n. sp. Case and Cappetta 1997 stingray
Texabatis corrugata n. gen. n. sp. stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Dasyatis commercensis n. sp. whiptail stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Rhombodontidae
Rhombodus ? sp. Dames 1881 stingray
Rhombodus binkhorsti Dames 1881 stingray
 Rajiformes -
 Rajiformes - Rhinobatidae
Rhinobatos uvulatus n. sp. guitarfish
Rhinobatos craddocki n. sp. guitarfish
 Rajiformes -
Protoplatyrhina renae Case 1978 guitarfish
 Rajiformes - Rajidae
Raja farishi n. sp.
Raja farishi n. sp. skate
 Hexanchiformes - Hexanchidae
Hexanchus sp. Rafinesque 1810 sixgill shark
 Lamniformes - Anacoracidae
Pseudocorax granti mackerel shark
Squalicorax kaupi Agassiz 1843 crow shark
Squalicorax pristodontus Agassiz 1843 crow shark
 Lamniformes - Cretoxyrhinidae
Serratolamna serrata mackerel shark
Cretolamna maroccana mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Odontaspis aculeatus sand tiger shark
Carcharias heathi n. sp. sand shark
 Orectolobiformes -
Cretorectolobus cf. olsoni Case 1978 carpet shark
 Orectolobiformes - Ginglymostomatidae
Ginglymostoma sp. Müller and Henle 1838 nurse shark
Nebrius sp. Rüppell 1837 nurse shark
Cantioscyllium meyeri n. sp. nurse shark
Plicatoscyllium antiquum n. gen. n. sp. nurse shark
Plicatoscyllium derameei n. gen. n. sp. nurse shark
 Carchariniformes - Triakidae
Palaeogaleus navarroensis n. sp. hound shark
 Carchariniformes -
Squatigaleus sulphurensis n. sp. ground shark
 Heterodontiformes - Heterodontidae
Heterodontus granti n. sp. bullhead shark
  - Scyllidae
 Euselachii - Mitsukurinidae
Anomotodon toddi n. sp. goblin shark