Turkey Creek (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Choctaw County, Alabama (31.8° N, 88.3° W: paleocoordinates 32.5° N, 79.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Lisbon Formation, Bartonian (41.3 - 38.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: coastal; coarse-grained, glauconitic sandstone

• glauconitic, coarse sands with interbedded, silty and glauconitic claystone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: H. M. Maisch, M. A. Becker, B. W. Raines and J. A. Chamberlain. 2014. Chondrichthyans from the Tallahatta-Lisbon Formatino contact (Middle Eocene), Silas, Choctaw County, Alabama. Paludicola 9(4):183-2009 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 205834: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 24.10.2019

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Rhinopristiformes - Pristidae
Pristis sp. Linck 1790 sawfish
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
cf. Aetomylaeus sp. Garman 1908 eagle ray
Rhinoptera sp. Cuvier 1829 cownose ray
 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
Otodus obliquus Agassiz 1843 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Carcharodon auriculatus Blainville 1818 white shark
 Lamniformes - Mitsukurinidae
Striatolamia macrota Agassiz 1843 goblin shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Brachycarcharias lerichei Casier 1946 sand tiger shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Physogaleus secundus Winkler 1876 requiem shark
Abdounia recticona requiem shark
Abdounia enniskilleni White 1956 requiem shark
Galeocerdo eaglesomei White 1926 tiger shark
Rhizoprionodon sp. Whitley 1929 sharpnose shark
  - Scyllidae
Scyliorhinus sp. Blainville 1816 shark