Tuscahoma Formation, Meridian (Paleocene of the United States)

Where: Lauderdale County County, Mississippi (32.4° N, 88.7° W: paleocoordinates 35.0° N, 71.8° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Tuscahoma Formation, Late/Upper Paleocene (58.7 - 55.8 Ma)

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay

• unconsolidated shell-sands

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: G. R. Case. 1994. Fossil fish remains from the Late Paleocene Tuscahoma and Early Eocene Bashi Formations of Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, Part I. Selachians. Palaeontographica Abteilung A 230(Lfg. 4-6):97-138 [J. Kriwet/W. Glaeser/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 62872: authorized by Juergen Kriwet, entered by Wolfgang Glaeser on 31.07.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Odontaspidida - Jaekelotodontidae
? Jaekelotodus sp. elasmobranch
 Myliobatiformes -
Coupatezia woutersi Cappetta 1982 stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
"Dasyatis jaekeli" = Trygon jaekeli, Dasyatis tricuspidatus
"Dasyatis jaekeli" = Trygon jaekeli Leriche 1906 whiptail stingray
Dasyatis tricuspidatus Casier 1946 whiptail stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Rhinopteridae
Rhinoptera sp. Cuvier 1829 cownose ray
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Myliobatis sp. Cuvier 1816 eagle ray
Myliobatis dixoni Agassiz 1843 eagle ray
 Rajiformes - Rhinobatidae
Rhinobatos sp. Link 1790 guitarfish
 Rajiformes - Torpedinidae
Eotorpedo jaekeli White 1934 torpedo
 Pristiformes - Pristidae
Pristis sp. Linck 1790 sawfish
 Lamniformes - Cretoxyrhinidae
Cretolamna aschersoni mackerel shark
Cretolamna lerichei mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Striatolamia macrota Agassiz 1843 sand tiger shark
Odontaspis borodini n. sp. sand tiger shark
Odontaspis hynei n. sp. sand tiger shark
Odontaspis speyeri sand tiger shark
Odontaspis substriatus sand tiger shark
Odontaspis sp. Agassiz 1843 sand tiger shark
Odontaspis winkleri Leriche 1905 sand tiger shark
Pseudodontaspis mississippiensis n. sp. sand tiger shark
Pseudodontaspis lauderdalensis n. sp. Case 1994 sand tiger shark
Carcharias hoperi sand shark
 Orectolobiformes - Ginglymostomatidae
Ginglymostoma subafricanum Arambourg 1952 nurse shark
Nebrius thielensis nurse shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Physogaleus americanus n. sp. requiem shark
Physogaleus tertius requiem shark
Physogaleus sp. Cappetta 1980 requiem shark
Abdounia beaugei requiem shark
Abdounia subulidens requiem shark
 Carchariniformes -
"Galeorhinus lefevrei" = Pachygaleus lefevrei
"Galeorhinus lefevrei" = Pachygaleus lefevrei Daimeries 1891 ground shark
 Carchariniformes - Triakidae
Galeorhinus affinis Probst 1878 school shark
Galeorhinus minor Agassiz 1835 school shark
Mustelus rodgersi hound shark
 Euselachii - Mitsukurinidae
Anomotodon sp. Arambourg 1952 goblin shark
Reptilia
 Squamata -
Tuscahomaophis leggetti n. gen. n. sp.
Tuscahomaophis leggetti n. gen. n. sp. snake