Oshosun (Eocene of Nigeria)

Where: Nigeria (6.8° N, 3.2° E: paleocoordinates 1.5° N, 2.6° W)

When: Lutetian (47.8 - 41.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: E. I. White. 1926. Eocene fishes from Nigeria. Bulletin of the Geological Survey of Nigeria 10:1-87 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 187560: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 01.08.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Squatiniformes - Squatinidae
Squatina sp. Dumeril 1806 angel shark
 Rhinopristiformes - Pristidae
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Myliobatis bothriodon n. sp. White 1926 eagle ray
Myliobatis ? toliapicus Agassiz 1843 eagle ray
 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
"Odontaspis koerti" = Otodus koerti
"Odontaspis koerti" = Otodus koerti Stromer 1910 mackerel shark
var. itoriensis
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Galeocerdo semilevis n. sp. White 1926 tiger shark
Carcharhinus nigeriensis n. sp. White 1926 requiem shark
 Carchariniformes - Sphyrnidae
Sphyrna tortilis n. sp. White 1926 hammerhead shark
Sphyrna itoriensis n. sp. White 1926 hammerhead shark
 Carchariniformes - Triakidae
Eugaleus falconeri n. sp. White 1926 school shark
 Orectolobiformes - Ginglymostomatidae
"Ginglymostoma serra" = Nebrius serra
"Ginglymostoma serra" = Nebrius serra Leidy 1877 nurse shark
 Acipenseriformes -
 Scombriformes - Trichiuridae
Trichiurus oshosunensis n. sp. White 1926
 Siluriformes - Ariidae
Arius russi n. sp.
Arius russi n. sp. White 1926 Ariid catfish