Hewlett Farm (Cretaceous to of the United States)

Also known as Boligee

Where: Greene County, Alabama (32.8° N, 88.0° W: paleocoordinates 35.4° N, 59.4° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Mooreville Chalk Formation (Selma Group), Late/Upper Santonian to Late/Upper Santonian (85.8 - 70.6 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: R. Zangerl. 1953. The vertebrate fauna of the Selma Formation of Alabama. Part III. The turtles of the family Protostegidae. Fieldiana: Geology Memoirs 3(3):63-133 [J. Alroy/M. Sommers]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 81932: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 18.07.2008

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Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Lamniformes - Anacoracidae
Squalicorax falcatus1 Agassiz 1843 crow shark
 Lamniformes - Cretoxyrhinidae
"Lamna appendiculata" = Cretolamna appendiculata1
"Lamna appendiculata" = Cretolamna appendiculata1 Agassiz 1843 mackerel shark
 Euselachii - Mitsukurinidae
"Scapanorhynchus rhaphiodon" = Scapanorhynchus raphiodon1
"Scapanorhynchus rhaphiodon" = Scapanorhynchus raphiodon1 Agassiz 1843 goblin shark
Actinopteri
 Acipenseriformes - Acipenseridae
Propenser hewletti1 Applegate 1970
 Elopiformes - Elopidae
Palelops eutawensis1 Applegate 1970
 Salmoniformes - Enchodontidae
Enchodus petrosus1 Cope 1874
 Beryciformes - Trachichthyidae
? Hoplopteryx sp.1 Agassiz 1839
 Alepisauriformes - Dercetidae
Stratodus apicalis1 Cope 1872
 Ichthyodectiformes - Ichthyodectidae
Xiphactinus audax1 Leidy 1870
 Crossognathiformes - Pachyrhizodontidae
 Semionotiformes - Hadrodontidae
Hadrodus priscus1 Leidy 1857
Reptilia
 Testudines - Protostegidae
"Protostega dixie" = Protostega gigas
"Protostega dixie" = Protostega gigas Cope 1871 sea turtle
 Testudines -
Toxochelys moorevillensis4 Zangerl 1953 turtle
Aves
 Ornithurae -
"Plegadornis antecessor n. gen. n. sp." = Ichthyornis dispar3
"Plegadornis antecessor n. gen. n. sp." = Ichthyornis dispar3 Marsh 1872 bird
Reptilia
 Squamata - Mosasauridae
Clidastes propython2 Cope 1869 mosasaur