Huber Kaolin Quarry (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Twiggs County, Georgia (32.7° N, 83.5° W: paleocoordinates 32.9° N, 75.6° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Jacksonian Formation, Late/Upper Eocene (37.2 - 33.9 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; claystone

• clastics and waterworn limestones

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: G. R. Case. 1981. Late Eocene Selachians from South-Central Georgia. Palaeontographica Abteilung A 176(Lfg. 1-3):52-79 [J. Kriwet/W. Glaeser]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 73434: authorized by Juergen Kriwet, entered by Wolfgang Glaeser on 15.06.2007

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Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Squatiniformes - Squatinidae
Squatina prima Winkler 1874 angel shark
 Rajiformes - Rhinobatidae
Rhinobatos cf. casieri Herman 1975 guitarfish
 Rhinopristiformes - Pristidae
Pristis lathami Galeotti 1837 sawfish
Propristis schweinfurthi Priem 1897 sawfish
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Dasyatis charlisae n. sp. Case 1981 whiptail stingray
Dasyatis borodini n. sp. Case 1981 whiptail stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Myliobatis sp., "Rhinoptera daviesi" = Burnhamia daviesi
Myliobatis sp. Cuvier 1816 eagle ray
"Rhinoptera daviesi" = Burnhamia daviesi Woodward 1889 eagle ray
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
"Isurus oxyrhinchus" = Isurus oxyrinchus, "Procarcharodon auriculatus" = Carcharodon auriculatus, "Odontaspis cuspidata" = Lamna cuspidata
"Isurus oxyrhinchus" = Isurus oxyrinchus Rafinesque 1810 mako shark
"Procarcharodon auriculatus" = Carcharodon auriculatus Blainville 1818 white shark
"Odontaspis cuspidata" = Lamna cuspidata Agassiz 1843 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Odontaspis acutissima Agassiz 1843 sand tiger shark
"Lamna twiggsensis n. sp." = Brachycarcharias twiggsensis Case 1981 sand tiger shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Scoliodon terraenovae Richardson 1836 requiem shark
Negaprion eurybathrodon Blake 1862 lemon shark
"Scyliorhinus enniskilleni" = Abdounia enniskilleni White 1956 requiem shark
Galeocerdo clarkensis White 1956 tiger shark
? Rhizoprionodon sp. Whitley 1929 sharpnose shark
 Carchariniformes - Sphyrnidae
Sphyrna zygaena Linnaeus 1758 hammerhead shark
 Carchariniformes - Hemigaleidae
Hemipristis wyattdurhami White 1956 ground shark
 Carchariniformes - Triakidae
Galeorhinus huberensis n. sp. Case 1981 school shark
Galeorhinus galeus Linnaeus 1758 school shark
 Heterodontiformes - Heterodontidae
Heterodontus pinetti n. sp. bullhead shark
  - Scyllidae
Scyliorhinus distans Probst 1879 shark
 Orectolobiformes - Ginglymostomatidae
Ginglymostoma obliquum Leidy 1877 nurse shark