Claiborne Bluff, G. F. Harris collection (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Monroe County, Alabama (31.5° N, 87.5° W: paleocoordinates 32.1° N, 78.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; poorly lithified, glauconitic, shelly/skeletal, calcareous sandstone and shale

• the gosport sand is a deposit of early late eocene (bartonian) age, and consists of 2-10m of extremely fossiliferous, unconsolidated, glauconitic, calcareous quartz sand, with occasional indurated ledges and thin lenses of carbonaceous shale and lignite.

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: E. I. White. 1956. The Eocene fishes of Alabama. Bulletins of American Paleontology 35(156):122-152 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 83251: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 13.08.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Lamniformes - Carchariidae
Physodon secundus Winkler 1876 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Odontaspis macrota, "Odontaspis cf. rutoti" = Palaeohypotodus rutoti
Odontaspis macrota Agassiz 1843 sand tiger shark
"Odontaspis cf. rutoti" = Palaeohypotodus rutoti Winkler 1878 sand tiger shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
"Galeorhinus recticonus" = Abdounia recticonia, "Negaprion gibbesi" = Carcharhinus gibbesi
"Galeorhinus recticonus" = Abdounia recticonia Winkler 1873 requiem shark
subspeceis claibornensis n. subsp.
"Negaprion gibbesi" = Carcharhinus gibbesi Woodward 1889 requiem shark
 Carchariniformes - Triakidae
Galeorhinus cf. falconeri White 1956 school shark
 Acanthomorphata - Sciaenidae
"Lutianus intermedius" = Corvina intermedia
"Lutianus intermedius" = Corvina intermedia Koken 1884