Tombigbee Sand (Cretaceous to of the United States)

Where: Lowndes County, Mississippi (33.5° N, 88.4° W: paleocoordinates 35.9° N, 58.2° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Eutaw Formation, Late/Upper Coniacian to Late/Upper Coniacian (89.3 - 70.6 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; unlithified, silty, sandy claystone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: trace

Primary reference: G. Phillips and E. Loftis. 1999. A significant late Santonian (Upper Cretaceous) vertebrate fossil site in Lowndes Co., Mississippi. In J. A. Boyle (ed.), Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences 44(1):42-42 [M. Uhen/L. Harfoush]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 164393: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Lina Harfoush on 02.12.2014

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Chondrichthyes
 Hybodontiformes - Hybodontidae
Hybodus sp. Agassiz 1837 elasmobranch
 Hybodontiformes - Ptychodontidae
Ptychodus mortoni Agassiz 1843 elasmobranch
 Sclerorhynchiformes - Sclerorhynchidae
Sclerorhynchidae indet. Capetta 1974 elasmobranch
Ischyrhiza mira Leidy 1856 elasmobranch
 Sclerorhynchiformes - Ptychotrygonidae
Ptychotrygon sp. Jaekel 1894 elasmobranch
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
"Pseudohypolophus mcnultyi" = Hypolophus mcnultyi
"Pseudohypolophus mcnultyi" = Hypolophus mcnultyi Thurmond 1971 whiptail stingray
 Lamniformes - Anacoracidae
Squalicorax sp. Whitley 1939 crow shark
Squalicorax kaupi Agassiz 1843 crow shark
 Lamniformes - Cretoxyrhinidae
Cretolamna appendiculata Agassiz 1843 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Mitsukurinidae
Scapanorhynchus texanus Roemer 1852 goblin shark
Osteichthyes
 Actinopterygii -
Actinopterygii indet. ray-finned fish
Actinopteri
 Salmoniformes - Enchodontidae
 Ichthyodectiformes - Ichthyodectidae
Xiphactinus audax Leidy 1870
 Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae
 Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae
Lepisosteus sp. Agassiz 1843 gar
Atractosteus sp. Rafinesque 1820 gar
Reptilia
 Saurischia -
Theropoda indet. Marsh 1881 theropod
 Neornithischia -
Ornithopoda indet. bird foot dinosaur
 Plesiosauria -