Fisher/Sullivan Site (Eocene of the United States)

Where: Stafford County, Virginia (38.3° N, 77.4° W: paleocoordinates 38.8° N, 61.0° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Potapaco Member (Nanjemoy Formation), Wasatchian (55.8 - 50.3 Ma)

• said to be Wasatchian

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: K. D. Rose. 1999. Part 7. Fossil Mammals from the Early Eocene Fisher/Sullivan Site. Virginia Division of Mineral Resources Publication 152:133-138 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy/M. Shalap]more details

PaleoDB collection 15595: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 15.05.2002, edited by Mark Uhen, Margaret Shalap and Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• town of Sullivan in Stafford County is at 38*18'43" N, 77*24'35" W
generically identifiable NISP 4
unclassified
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Chondrichthyes
 Squaliformes - Dalatiidae
Isistius trituratus1 Winkler 1874 elasmobranch
 Squatiniformes - Squatinidae
Squatina prima1 Winkler 1874 angel shark
 Plagiostomi - Squalidae
Squalus crenatidens1 dogfish shark
 Euselachii - Galeidae
Triakis wardi1 elasmobranch
 Rajiformes - Rhinobatidae
"Rhinobatos bruxelliensis" = Rhinobatus bruxelliensis2
"Rhinobatos bruxelliensis" = Rhinobatus bruxelliensis2 Jaekel 1894 guitarfish
 Rhinopristiformes - Pristidae
Propristis schweinfurthi2 Priem 1897 sawfish
Anoxypristis sp.2 White and Moy-Thomas 1941 sawfish
 Myliobatiformes -
Hypolophodon sylvestris2 White 1931 stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Myliobatis latidens2 Woodward 1888 eagle ray
Myliobatis dixoni2 Agassiz 1843 eagle ray
Myliobatis striatus2 Agassiz 1843 eagle ray
Archaeomanta melenhorsti2 Herman 1979 eagle ray
Burnhamia daviesi2 Woodward 1889 eagle ray
Aetomylaeus sp.2 Garman 1908 eagle ray
"Aetobatus irregularis" = Aetobatis irregularis2 Agassiz 1843 eagle ray
Rhinoptera sherboni2 White 1926 cownose ray
Meridiania conyexa2 eagle ray
 Myliobatiformes -
Heterotorpedo fowleri2 Ward 1983 stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Gymnuridae
Jacquhermania duponti2 Winkler 1874 stingray
 Echinorhiniformes - Echinorhinidae
 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
Otodus obliquus1 Agassiz 1843 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Mitsukurinidae
Striatolamia macrota1 Agassiz 1843 goblin shark
Anomotodon novus1 goblin shark
 Lamniformes - Cretoxyrhinidae
Serratolamna aschersoni1 mackerel shark
Serratolamna lerichei1 mackerel shark
Cretolamna appendiculata1 Agassiz 1843 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Odontaspis winkleri1 Leriche 1905 sand tiger shark
Carcharias hopei1 sand shark
Palaeohypotodus ratoti1 sand tiger shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Physogaleus secundas1 requiem shark
Abdounia recticona1 requiem shark
Abdounia minutissima1 Winkler 1874 requiem shark
Abdounia beaugei1 Arambourg 1935 requiem shark
 Carchariniformes - Triakidae
"Galeorhinus ypresiensis" = Eugaleus ypresiensis1 Casier 1946 school shark
Pachygaleus lefevrei1 Daimeries 1891 hound shark
Palaeogaleus vincenti1 Daimeries 1889 hound shark
 Heterodontiformes - Heterodontidae
Heterodontus lerichei1 Casier 1943 bullhead shark
  - Scyllidae
Scyliorhinus gilberti1 Casier 1946 shark
 Orectolobiformes - Orectolobidae
Orectolobidae indet.1 Jordan and Fowler 1903 wobbegong
 Orectolobiformes - Ginglymostomatidae
Ginglymostoma subafricanum1 Arambourg 1952 nurse shark
Nebrius thielensis1 Winkler 1874 nurse shark
"Ginglymostoma serra" = Nebrius serra1 Leidy 1877 nurse shark
 Orectolobiformes - Rhincodontidae
 Hexanchiformes - Hexanchidae
Hexanchus sp.1 Rafinesque 1810 sixgill shark
Actinopteri
 Acipenseriformes - Acipenseridae
Acipenser sp.6 Linnaeus 1758 sturgeon
 Acipenseriformes -
Cylindracanthus rectus6 Agassiz 1843
 Anguilliformes - Congridae
Voltaconger latispinus6 Agassiz 1835 conger eel
cf. Bolcyrus formosissimus6 Eastman 1905 conger eel
 Elopiformes - Megalopidae
Megalopidae indet.6 Jordan 1923
 Elopiformes - Phyllodontidae
Phyllodus toliapicus6 Agassiz 1844
Paralbula marylandica6 Blake 1940
Egertonia isodonta6 Cocchi 1866
 Albuliformes - Albulidae
Albula eppsi6 White and Frost 1931 bonefish
 Carangiformes - Carangidae
 Acanthomorphata - Sphyraenidae
Sphyraena bognorensis6 Casier 1966 barracuda
 Scombriformes - Scombridae
Acanthocybium proosti6 Storms 1897
Sarda delheidi6 Leriche 1905
Scomberomorus sp.6 Lacépède 1802
Scomberomorus bleekeri6 Storms 1892
Scombrinus sp.6 Woodward 1901
 Scombriformes - Palaeorhynchidae
 Scombriformes - Trichiuridae
 Scombriformes - Pomatomidae
Sullivanichthys mccloskeyi n. gen. n. sp.6 Weems 1999
 Acanthuriformes - Sciaenidae
Fisherichthys folmeri n. gen. n. sp.6
Fisherichthys folmeri n. gen. n. sp.6 Weems 1999
 Teleostei -
? Perciformes indet.6 Stirton 1953 perch-like fish
Nine occurrences
 Perciformes - Serranidae
Prolates dormaalensis6 Casier 1967 perch-like fish
 Acanthomorphata - Percichthyidae
Cyclopoma folmeri n. sp.6 Weems 1999
 Spariformes - Sparidae
 Tetraodontiformes - Ostraciidae
 Siluriformes - Ariidae
? Arius sp.6 Cuvier and Valenciennes 1840 Ariid catfish
 Osteoglossiformes - Osteoglossidae
Brychaetus muelleri6 Woodward 1901 arowana
 Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae
Pycnodus sp.6 Agassiz 1835
 Amiiformes - Amiidae
Amia sp.6 Linnaeus 1766 bowfin
 Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae
Lepisosteus sp.6 Agassiz 1843 gar
Reptilia
 Testudines - Dermochelyidae
cf. Eosphargis gigas5 Owen 1880 leatherback
dermochelyid
 Testudines - Cheloniidae
? Dollochelys sp.5 Zangerl 1971 sea turtle
toxochelyid
Puppigerus camperi5 Gray 1831 sea turtle
cheloniid
 Testudines - Pantrionychidae
cf. Trionyx pennatus5 Cope 1869 turtle
Aves
 Aves -
Aves indet.3 bird
Crane-sized
 Charadriiformes - Graculavidae
? Graculavidae indet.3 Fürbringer 1888 shorebird
Two occurrences
 Charadriiformes -
Scolopaci indet.3 Strauch 1978 shorebird
 Caprimulgiformes - Steatornithidae
? Steatornithidae indet.3 Bonaparte 1842 oilbird
 Caprimulgiformes - Caprimulgidae
? Caprimulgidae indet.3 Vigors 1825 nightjar
Two occurrences
 Apodiformes - Aegialornithidae
Aegialornithidae indet.3 Lydekker 1891 swift
 Phoenicopteriformes - Phoenicopteridae
? Phoenicopteridae indet.3 Bonaparte 1838 flamingo
 Tubinares -
? Odontopteryx sp.3 Owen 1873 bird
Reptilia
 Crocodylia -
Eosuchus lerichei5 Dollo 1907 crocodilian
Thoracosaurus neocesariensis5 De Kay 1842 crocodilian
 Squamata - Anguidae
Parophisaurus mccloskeyi n. sp.5 Weems 1999 squamates
anguid
 Squamata - Palaeophiidae
Palaeophis toliapicus5 Owen 1841 snake
palaeophid
Palaeophis virginianus5 Lynn 1934 snake
Palaeophis casei5 Holman 1982 snake
Mammalia
  -
Mammalia indet.4 Linnaeus 1758 mammal
 Cimolesta - Pantolestidae
cf. Palaeosinopa sp. Matthew 1901 eutherian
 Rodentia - Ischyromyidae
? Ischyromyidae indet. Alston 1876 rodent
 Perissodactyla -
aff. Homogalax sp. Hay 1899 odd-toed ungulate
 Tribosphenida - Nyctitheriidae
Nyctitheriidae indet. Simpson 1928 placental
 Carnivora - Miacidae
Miacidae indet. Cope 1880 carnivoran
 Trogontia - Esthonychidae
cf. Esthonyx sp. Cope 1874 tillodont
 Ungulata - Hyopsodontidae
cf. Hyopsodus sp. Leidy 1870 condylarth
 Theriiformes - Peradectidae
Peradectes guottai n. sp.4 metatherian
Albula oweni
  -
"Albula oweni" = Pisodus oweni6
"Albula oweni" = Pisodus oweni6 Agassiz 1844