Tesheva Creek (Eocene of the United States)

Also known as Techeva Creek, MGS Locality 11

Where: Yazoo County, Mississippi (32.9° N, 90.2° W: paleocoordinates 33.7° N, 81.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Moodys Branch Formation (Jackson Group), Bartonian (41.3 - 38.0 Ma)

• late middle Eocene

Environment/lithology: coastal; glauconitic sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: H. L. Fierstine and J. E. Starnes. 2005. Xiphiorhynchus cf. X. eocaenicus (Woodward, 1901), (Scombroidei: Xiphiidae: Xiphiorhynchinae) from the middle Eocene of Mississippi, the first transatlantic distribution of a species of Xiphiorhynchus. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 25(2):280-287 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 61249: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 01.06.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
Glycymeris idonea Conrad 1865 clam
Chondrichthyes
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Myliobatis sp.1 Cuvier 1816 eagle ray
 Pristiformes - Pristidae
Pristis lathami1 Galeotti 1837 sawfish
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Isurus praecursor1 Thurmond and Jones 1981 mako shark
Carcharodon auriculatus1 Blainville 1818 white shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Odontaspis hopei1 Agassiz 1843 sand tiger shark
"Lamna lerichei" = Brachycarcharias lerichei1 Casier 1946 sand tiger shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
"Scyliorhinus enniskilleni" = Abdounia enniskilleni1, Galeocerdo clarkensis1, "Negaprion gibbesi" = Carcharhinus gibbesi1
"Scyliorhinus enniskilleni" = Abdounia enniskilleni1 White 1956 requiem shark
Galeocerdo clarkensis1 White 1956 tiger shark
"Negaprion gibbesi" = Carcharhinus gibbesi1 Woodward 1889 requiem shark
 Carchariniformes - Hemigaleidae
Hemipristis wyattdurhami1 White 1956 ground shark
 Carchariniformes - Triakidae
Galeorhinus huberensis1 Case 1981 school shark
Actinopteri
 Albuliformes - Albulidae
Albula sp.1 Gronow 1763 bonefish
 Istiophoriformes - Xiphiidae
Xiphiorhynchus cf. eocaenicus Woodward 1901 sword fish
 Acanthomorphata - Sphyraenidae
Sphyraena cf. major1 Leidy 1855 barracuda
 Acanthomorphata - Sciaenidae
 Tetraodontiformes - Diodontidae
Diodon sp.1 Linnaeus 1758
 Alepisauriformes - Dercetidae
 Siluriformes - Ariidae
Arius sp.1 Cuvier and Valenciennes 1840 Ariid catfish
Mammalia
 Cetacea - Basilosauridae
Basilosauridae indet.2 Cope 1867 whale
Aetobatis
  - Aetobatidae
"Aetobatis sp." = Aetobatus1
"Aetobatis sp." = Aetobatus1 Blainville 1816
 Ichnofossils -
Ophiomorpha sp. Lundgren 1891