Little Stave Creek (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Clarke County, Alabama (31.5° N, 87.9° W: paleocoordinates 32.1° N, 79.1° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

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

• said to be Bartonian

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: R. M. Schoch. 1985. Preliminary description of a new late Paleocene land-mammal fauna from South Carolina, U.S.A. Postilla 196:1-13 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 16848: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 15.05.2002, edited by Mark Uhen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• said to be "Bartonian, chronozone 18"
Chondrichthyes
 Odontaspidida - Alopiidae
Alopias latidens3 Leriche 1909 thresher shark
subspecies alabamensis
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Dasyatis sp.3 Rafinesque 1810 whiptail stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Rhinopteridae
Rhinoptera sp.3 Cuvier 1829 cownose ray
 Rajiformes - Rajidae
Raja sp.3 Linnaeus 1758 skate
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Striatolamia macrota4 Agassiz 1843 sand tiger shark
 Orectolobiformes - Ginglymostomatidae
"Ginglymostoma serra" = Nebrius serra3
"Ginglymostoma serra" = Nebrius serra3 Leidy 1877 nurse shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Negaprion gibbsi4 lemon shark
Abdounia recticona4 requiem shark
Galeocerdo latidens4 Agassiz 1843 tiger shark
Rhizoprionodon sp.3 Whitley 1929 sharpnose shark
 Carchariniformes - Hemigaleidae
Hemipristis curvatus4 Dames 1883 ground shark
Actinopteri
 Elopiformes - Phyllodontidae
Phyllodus sp.3 Agassiz 1843
 Scombriformes - Trichiuridae
Trichiurus sp.3 Linnaeus 1758
Trichiurides sp.3 Winkler 1874
 Acanthomorphata - Sciaenidae
Corvina intermedia2 Koken 1884
 Tetraodontiformes - Diodontidae
? Diodon sp.3 Linnaeus 1758
 Alepisauriformes - Dercetidae
Mammalia
 Sirenia - Sirenia
Sirenia indet.1 sirenian
 Carnivora - Miacidae
Miacidae indet. Cope 1880 carnivoran