Hiwannee (Oligocene of the United States)

Also known as Tulane University Department of Geology Locality 226 Hiwanee

Where: Wayne County, Mississippi (31.8° N, 88.7° W: paleocoordinates 32.2° N, 83.3° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Red Bluff Formation, Chattian (28.1 - 23.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; claystone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: A. A. Arata and G. C. Jackson. 1965. Cenozoic vertebrates from the Gulf Coastal Plain - I. Tulane Studies in Geology 3(3):175-177 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 49872: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 29.04.2005

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Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Odontaspis sp. Agassiz 1843 sand tiger shark
Actinopteri
 Anguilliformes - Muraenidae
"Conger brevior" = Congeris brevior2
"Conger brevior" = Congeris brevior2 Koken 1888 eel
 Anguilliformes - Congridae
"Conger sanctus" = Rhynchoconger sanctus2
"Conger sanctus" = Rhynchoconger sanctus2 Frizzell and Lamber 1962 conger eel
 Acanthomorphata - Sphyraenidae
? Sphyraena sp. Walbaum 1792 barracuda
 Acanthomorphata - Sciaenidae
Corvina gemma1 Koken 1888
Corvina pseudoradians1 Frizzell and Dante 1965
Mammalia
 Sirenia - Sirenia