Bashi Formation, Meridian (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Lauderdale County County, Mississippi (32.4° N, 88.7° W: paleocoordinates 34.5° N, 74.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Bashi Formation, Early/Lower Eocene (55.8 - 48.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marginal marine

• concretionary marlstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: G. R. Case. 1994. Fossil fish remains from the Late Paleocene Tuscahoma and Early Eocene Bashi Formations of Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, Part I. Selachians. Palaeontographica Abteilung A 230(Lfg. 4-6):97-138 [J. Kriwet/W. Glaeser/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 62890: authorized by Juergen Kriwet, entered by Wolfgang Glaeser on 01.08.2006, edited by Mark Uhen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Rajiformes - Rhinobatidae
Rhinobatos sp. Link 1790 guitarfish
 Rajiformes - Torpedinidae
 Myliobatiformes -
Coupatezia woutersi Cappetta 1982 stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Mobulidae
Archaeomanta melenhorsti Herman 1979 stingray
Burnhamia daviesi Woodward 1889 stingray
Burnhamia fetahi Cappetta 1985 stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Dasyatis tricuspidatus Casier 1946 whiptail stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Platyrhinidae
Platyrhina dockeryi n. sp. Case 1994 stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Myliobatis dixoni Agassiz 1843 eagle ray
Meridiania convexa n. gen. n. sp. Case 1994 eagle ray
 Lamniformes - Cretoxyrhinidae
Cretolamna aschersoni mackerel shark
Cretolamna lerichei mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Odontaspis borodini n. sp. sand tiger shark
Odontaspis speyeri sand tiger shark
Odontaspis winkleri Leriche 1905 sand tiger shark
Pseudodontaspis mississippiensis n. sp. sand tiger shark
Pseudodontaspis lauderdalensis n. sp. Case 1994 sand tiger shark
Striatolamia macrota Agassiz 1843 sand tiger shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Physogaleus americanus n. sp. requiem shark
Physogaleus tertius requiem shark
Abdounia subulidens requiem shark
 Carchariniformes - Scyliorhinidae
Galeus sp. Schaeffer 1760 cat shark
Microscyliorhinus leggetti n. gen. n. sp. cat shark
 Carchariniformes - Triakidae
Galeorhinus affini school shark
"Abdounia beaugei" = Eugaleus beaugei Arambourg 1935 school shark
Galeorhinus minor Agassiz 1835 school shark
 Heterodontiformes - Heterodontidae
Heterodontus sowasheense n. sp. Case 1994 bullhead shark
  - Scyllidae
Scyliorhinus gilberti Casier 1946 shark
 Euselachii - Mitsukurinidae
Anomotodon sp. Arambourg 1952 goblin shark
 Orectolobiformes - Ginglymostomatidae
Nebrius thielensis Winkler 1874 nurse shark
 Orectolobiformes - Orectolobidae
Ginglymostoma subafricanum Arambourg 1952 wobbegong
Actinopteri
 Anguilliformes - Congridae
Conger meridies Frizzell and Lamber 1962 conger eel