Ouachita River (Eocene of the United States)

Also known as Copenhagen

Where: Caldwell County, Louisiana (32.0° N, 92.0° W: paleocoordinates 32.7° N, 84.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Tullos Member (Yazoo Formation), Priabonian (38.0 - 33.9 Ma)

• Kellogg (1936) only identifies the source rock a "Jackson Formation, upper Eocene"

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore shelf; marl

• turbid-water setting at middle neritic (30-50 m depth) depositional setting

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: R. Harlan. 1834. Notice of fossil bones found in the Tertiary formation of the State of Louisiana. Transactions of the American Philosophical society 4:397-403 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 75638: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 23.10.2007, edited by Patricia Holroyd

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Chondrichthyes
 Odontaspidida - Alopiidae
Alopias latidens1 Leriche 1909 thresher shark
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Dasyatis sp.1 Rafinesque 1810 whiptail stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Rhinopteridae
Rhinoptera sp.1 Cuvier 1829 cownose ray
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Myliobatis sp.1 Cuvier 1816 eagle ray
 Pristiformes - Pristidae
Pristis lathami1 Galeotti 1837 sawfish
Propristis schweinfurthi1 Priem 1897 sawfish
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Isurus praecursor1 Thurmond and Jones 1981 mako shark
 Lamniformes - Cretoxyrhinidae
Cretolamna lerichei1 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Odontaspis hopei1 Agassiz 1843 sand tiger shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Abdounia enniskilleni1 White 1956 requiem shark
Galeocerdo contortus1 Gibbes 1848 tiger shark
Galeocerdo clarkensis1 White 1956 tiger shark
Carcharhinus gibbesi1 Woodward 1889 requiem shark
Rhizoprionodon sp.1 Whitley 1929 sharpnose shark
 Carchariniformes - Hemigaleidae
Hemipristis curvatus1 Dames 1883 ground shark
 Carchariniformes - Triakidae
Galeorhinus huberensis1 Case 1981 school shark
 Heterodontiformes - Heterodontidae
Heterodontus pineti1 Fedorowski 1912 bullhead shark
 Orectolobiformes - Ginglymostomatidae
"Ginglymostoma serra" = Nebrius serra1
"Ginglymostoma serra" = Nebrius serra1 Leidy 1877 nurse shark
Actinopteri
 Anguilliformes - Heterenchelyidae
cf. Pythonichthys sp.1 Poey 1868 eel
 Anguilliformes - Congridae
Paraconger sp.1 Kanazawa 1961 conger eel
Uroconger sp.1 Kaup 1856 conger eel
aff. Pseudophichthys sp.1 Roule 1915 conger eel
Rhynchoconger sp.1 Jordan and Hobbs 1925 conger eel
Ariosoma sp.1 Swainson 1838 conger eel
Conger sp.1 Schaeffer 1760 conger eel
 Albuliformes - Albulidae
Albula sp.1 Gronow 1763 bonefish
 Beloniformes - Belonidae
Belone sp.1 Oken 1816
 Atheriniformes - Atherinidae
Atherinidae indet.1 silverside
 Istiophoriformes - Xiphiidae
Xiphiorhynchus sp.1 Van Beneden 1871 sword fish
Xiphiorhynchus kimblalocki2 Fierstine and Applegate 1974 sword fish
 Carangiformes - Lactariidae
cf. Lactarius sp.1 Cuvier and Valenciennes 1833
 Acanthomorphata - Sphyraenidae
Sphyraena major1 Leidy 1855 barracuda
 Pleuronectiformes - Bothidae
Bothidae indet.1 flatfish
 Pleuronectiformes - Paralichthyidae
Citharichthys sp.1 Bleeker 1862 flatfish
 Scombriformes - Scombridae
Scombridae indet.1 Rafinesque 1815
Cybium sp.1 Cuvier 1829
 Scombriformes - Trichiuridae
Trichiurus sp.1 Linnaeus 1758
 Ophidiiformes - Carapidae
Carapidae indet.1 Jordan and Fowler 1902
 Ophidiiformes -
aff. Sirembo sp.1 Bleeker 1857
 Perciformes - Lutianidae
aff. Xenistius sp.1 perch-like fish
 Perciformes - Gobioidei
Gobiidae indet.1 Bonaparte 1832 goby
 Acanthomorphata - Haemulidae
Haemulidae indet.1 Richardson 1949
 Acanthomorphata - Lutjanidae
Pristipomoides sp.1 Bleeker 1852
 Acanthomorphata - Sciaenidae
 Uranoscopiformes - Uranoscopidae
 Spariformes - Sparidae
Sparidae indet.1 Cuvier 1817
 Acanthomorphata - Priacanthidae
Pristigenys sp.1 Agassiz 1839
 Tetraodontiformes - Ostraciidae
Ostracion meretrix1 Daimeries 1891
 Tetraodontiformes - Diodontidae
Diodon sp.1 Linnaeus 1758
 Holocentriformes - Holocentridae
Myripristis sp.1 Cuvier 1827
 Gadiformes - Bregmacerotidae
Bregmaceros sp.1 Thompson 1840
 Alepisauriformes - Dercetidae
Cylindracanthus rectus1 Agassiz 1843
 Siluriformes - Ariidae
Arius sp.1 Cuvier and Valenciennes 1840 Ariid catfish
 Osteoglossiformes - Osteoglossidae
Brychaetus sp.1 Agassiz 1845 arowana
Reptilia
 Testudines - Cheloniidae
Cheloniidae indet.1 Bonaparte 1832 sea turtle
Aves
 Aves -
Reptilia
 Crocodylia - Crocodylidae
Crocodylus sp.1 Laurenti 1768 crocodile
 Squamata - Palaeophiidae
Pterosphenus schucherti1 Lucas 1898 snake
Mammalia
 Cetacea - Basilosauridae
Zygorhiza kochii1 Carus 1847 whale
Pontogeneus priscus n. gen. n. sp.3 Leidy 1852 whale
Basilosaurus cetoides n. gen. n. sp. Owen 1839 whale
Ekokenia
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Ekokenia sp.1 Frizzell and Dante 1965