Delta South Pass mudlump (Pleistocene to of the United States)

Where: Plaquemines County, Louisiana (29.0° N, 89.2° W: paleocoordinates 29.0° N, 89.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene to Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; unlithified mudstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: G. L. Stringer. 1992. Late Pleistocene-early Holocene teleostean otoliths from a Mississippi River mudlump. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 12(1):33-41 [M. Uhen/L. Harfoush]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 161932: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Lina Harfoush on 16.09.2014

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Actinopteri
 Anguilliformes - Congridae
"Hildebrandia sp." = Rhynchoconger, Rhechias sp., Conger sp.
"Hildebrandia sp." = Rhynchoconger Jordan and Hobbs 1925 conger eel
Rhechias sp. Jordan 1922 conger eel
Conger sp. Schaeffer 1760 conger eel
 Scorpaeniformes - Triglidae
Prionotus sp. Lacépède 1802 sea robin
 Carangiformes - Carangidae
Trachurus sp. Lacépède 1802
 Pleuronectiformes - Cynoglossidae
Symphurus sp. flatfish
 Pleuronectiformes - Paralichthyidae
Citharichthys sp. Bleeker 1862 flatfish
 Kurtiformes - Apogonidae
Apogon sp. Lacépède 1802 Cardinalfish
 Ophidiiformes - Carapidae
Carapus sp. Rafinesque 1810
Echiodon sp. Thompson 1837
 Ophidiiformes - Bythitidae
Oligopus sp. Risso 1810
 Ophidiiformes - Ophidiidae
 Batrachoidiformes - Batrachoididae
Porichthys sp. Girard 1854 toadfish
 Perciformes - Serranidae
Centropristis sp. Cuvier 1829 perch-like fish
 Perciformes - Gobioidei
Gobiidae indet. Bonaparte 1832 goby
 Acanthomorphata - Haemulidae
Haemulon indet. Cuvier 1829
 Acanthomorphata - Lutjanidae
Pristipomoides aquilonaris Goode and Bean 1896
 Acanthomorphata - Sciaenidae
 Gadiformes - Gadidae
Urophycis sp. Gill 1864
 Gadiformes - Bregmacerotidae
Bregmaceros sp. Thompson 1840
42% of the total otoliths in mudlump
 Gadiformes - Moridae
 Myctophiformes - Myctophidae
Diaphus sp. Eigenmann 1890 lanternfish
 Aulopiformes - Synodontidae
Saurida brasiliensis Norman 1935 brazilian lizardfish
 Clupeiformes - Clupeoidei
Clupeidae indet. Bleeker 1859 hering
Engraulis sp. Cuvier 1817 hering
 Clupeiformes -