Tullos (Eocene of the United States)

Where: La Salle County, Louisiana (31.8° N, 92.3° W: paleocoordinates 32.5° N, 84.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Tullos Member (Yazoo Formation), Priabonian (38.0 - 33.9 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; marl

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Primary reference: A. B. McPherson and E. M. Manning. 1986. New records of Eocene sea snakes (Pterosphenus) from Louisiana. Montgomery Landing Site, marine Eocene (Jackson) of central Louisiana. Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Symposium Proceedings. 197-207 [J. Head/J. Head]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 55251: authorized by Jason Head, entered by Jason Head on 03.10.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Foraminifera
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Tubothalamea
 Miliolida - Hauerinidae
Foraminifera
 Lituolida - Lituolidae
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"Marginulina sp." = Cristellaria (Marginulina)
"Marginulina sp." = Cristellaria (Marginulina) d'Orbigny 1826
 Buliminoidea - Buliminidae
 Globigerinina - Hedbergellidae
"Globorotalia cerroazulensis" = Turborotalia cerroazulensis, "Globorotalia centralis" = Turborotalia cerroazulensis
"Globorotalia cerroazulensis" = Turborotalia cerroazulensis Cole 1928
G. c. cocoaensis
"Globorotalia centralis" = Turborotalia cerroazulensis Cole 1928
 Globigerinina - Truncorotaloididae
 Globigerinina - Chiloguembelinidae
 Globigerinoidea - Globigerinidae
Globigerina ouachitaensis Howe and Wallace 1932
Nodosariata
 Nodosariida - Nodosariidae
Dentalina "sp. A" d'Orbigny 1826
Dentalina "sp. B" d'Orbigny 1826
Dentalina sp. d'Orbigny 1826
Marginulinopsis fragaria
M. f. texasensis
Nodosaria pyrula d'Orbigny 1826
 Vaginulinida - Vaginulinidae
 Polymorphinida - Polymorphinidae
Foraminifera
  -
  - Spiroplectamminidae
 Rotaliina - Fursenkoinidae
Fursenkoina punctata d'Orbigny 1839
 Rotaliina - Turrilinidae
 Rotaliina - Bolivinidae
 Buliminacea - Uvigerinidae
 Rotaliina - Siphoninidae
Globothalamea
 Rotaliida - Discorbidae
 Rotaliida - Cancrisidae
 Rotaliida - Anomalinidae
 Rotaliida - Nonionidae
 Rotaliida - Cibicididae
Scaphopoda
 Gadilida - Gadilidae
Cadulus margarita Harris and Palmer 1947 tusk shell
Asterozoa
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"Stelleroidea indet." = Asterozoa
"Stelleroidea indet." = Asterozoa von Zittel 1895
Holothuroidea
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Holothuroidea indet. de Blainville 1834 sea cucumber
Echinoidea
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Echinoidea indet. Leske 1778 sea urchin
Mammalia
 Cetacea - Basilosauridae
Zygorhiza kochii Carus 1847 whale
Aves
 Neornithes -
Reptilia
 Squamata - Palaeophiidae
Pterosphenus schucherti Lucas 1898 snake
Actinopteri
 Acanthopteri - Sphyraenidae
Sphyraena major Leidy 1855 barracuda
 Scombriformes - Trichiuridae
Osteichthyes
 Acipenseriformes -
Cylindracanthus rectus Agassiz 1843 ray-finned fish
Chondrichthyes
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Myliobatis sp. Cuvier 1816 eagle ray
 Myliobatiformes - Aetobatidae
"Aetobatis sp." = Aetobatus
"Aetobatis sp." = Aetobatus Blainville 1816 stingray
 Lamniformes - Carchariidae
"Odontaspis hopei" = Carcharias hopei
"Odontaspis hopei" = Carcharias hopei Agassiz 1843 sand shark
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Lamna lerichi mackerel shark
Isurus praecursor Thurmond and Jones 1981 mackerel shark
 Orectolobiformes - Ginglymostomatidae
"Ginglymostoma serra" = Nebrius serra
"Ginglymostoma serra" = Nebrius serra Leidy 1877 nurse shark
 Carcharhiniformes - Carcharhinidae
"Negaprion gibbesi" = Carcharhinus gibbesii
"Negaprion gibbesi" = Carcharhinus gibbesii Woodward 1889 requiem shark
 Carcharhiniformes - Hemigaleidae
Hemipristis wyattdurhami White 1956 ground shark
 Carcharhiniformes - Triakidae
Galeorhinus huberensis Case 1981 school shark
 Carcharhiniformes - Galeocerdidae
Galeocerdo alabamensis Leriche 1942 tiger shark
 Rhinopristiformes - Pristidae
Pristis lathami Galeotti 1837 sawfish