Ouachita River: Priabonian, Louisiana

List of taxa
Where & when
Geology
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
unclassified
Carcharochles auriculatus
Breard and Stringer 1995 15 specimens
Centroberys sp.
Breard and Stringer 1995 5 specimens
Frizzellithus gemma
Breard and Stringer 1995 195 specimens
"Neobythitinorum" meyeri
Breard and Stringer 1995 586 specimens
Chondrichthyes - Odontaspidida - Alopiidae
Alopias latidens Leriche 1909
Breard and Stringer 1995 12 specimens
Chondrichthyes - Rhinopristiformes - Pristidae
Pristis lathami Galeotti 1837
Breard and Stringer 1995 136 specimens
Propristis schweinfurthi Priem 1897
Breard and Stringer 1995 27 specimens
Chondrichthyes - Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Dasyatis sp. Rafinesque 1810
Breard and Stringer 1995 3 specimens
Chondrichthyes - Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Myliobatis sp. Cuvier 1816
Breard and Stringer 1995 889 specimens
Rhinoptera sp. Cuvier 1829
Breard and Stringer 1995 25 specimens
Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Isurus praecursor Thurmond and Jones 1981
Breard and Stringer 1995 235 specimens
Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Cretoxyrhinidae
Cretolamna lerichei
Breard and Stringer 1995 29 specimens
Chondrichthyes - Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Odontaspis hopei (Agassiz 1843)
Breard and Stringer 1995 16 specimens
Chondrichthyes - Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Abdounia enniskilleni (White 1956)
Breard and Stringer 1995 87 specimens
Galeocerdo contortus Gibbes 1848
Breard and Stringer 1995 16 specimens
Galeocerdo clarkensis White 1956
Breard and Stringer 1995 50 specimens
Carcharhinus gibbesi (Woodward 1889)
Breard and Stringer 1995 1012 specimens
Rhizoprionodon sp. Whitley 1929
Breard and Stringer 1995 1 specimen
Chondrichthyes - Carchariniformes - Hemigaleidae
Hemipristis curvatus Dames 1883
Breard and Stringer 1995 39 specimens
Chondrichthyes - Carchariniformes - Triakidae
Galeorhinus huberensis Case 1981
Breard and Stringer 1995 25 specimens
Chondrichthyes - Heterodontiformes - Heterodontidae
Heterodontus pineti Fedorowski 1912
Breard and Stringer 1995 1 specimen
Chondrichthyes - Orectolobiformes - Ginglymostomatidae
Ginglymostoma serra (Leidy 1877)
Breard and Stringer 1995 19 specimens
recombined as Nebrius serra
Actinopteri - Acipenseriformes
Cylindracanthus rectus (Agassiz 1843)
Breard and Stringer 1995 136 specimens
Actinopteri - Anguilliformes - Heterenchelyidae
cf. Pythonichthys sp. Poey 1868
Breard and Stringer 1995 48 specimens
Actinopteri - Anguilliformes - Congridae
Paraconger sp. Kanazawa 1961
Breard and Stringer 1995 10 specimens
Uroconger sp. Kaup 1856
Breard and Stringer 1995 2 specimens
aff. Pseudophichthys sp. Roule 1915
Breard and Stringer 1995 4 specimens
Rhynchoconger sp. Jordan and Hobbs 1925
Breard and Stringer 1995 4 specimens
Ariosoma sp. Swainson 1838
Breard and Stringer 1995 245 specimens
aff. Gnathophis dissimilis
Breard and Stringer 1995 188 specimens
Conger sp. Schaeffer 1760
Breard and Stringer 1995 23 specimens
Actinopteri - Albuliformes - Albulidae
Albula sp. Gronow 1763
Breard and Stringer 1995 40 specimens
Actinopteri - Beloniformes - Belonidae
Belone sp. Oken 1816
Breard and Stringer 1995 6 specimens
Actinopteri - Atheriniformes - Atherinidae
Atherinidae indet.
Breard and Stringer 1995 2 specimens
Actinopteri - Istiophoriformes - Xiphiidae
Xiphiorhynchus sp. Van Beneden 1871
Breard and Stringer 1995 4 specimens
Xiphiorhynchus kimblalocki Fierstine and Applegate 1974
Fierstine and Stringer 2007 1 specimen
Actinopteri - Sphyraenidae
Sphyraena major Leidy 1855
Breard and Stringer 1995 730 specimens
Actinopteri - Pleuronectiformes - Bothidae
Bothidae indet.
Breard and Stringer 1995 28 specimens
Actinopteri - Pleuronectiformes - Paralichthyidae
Citharichthys sp. Bleeker 1862
Breard and Stringer 1995 15 specimens
Actinopteri - Scombriformes - Scombridae
Scombridae indet. (Rafinesque 1815)
Breard and Stringer 1995 5 specimens
Cybium sp. Cuvier 1829
Breard and Stringer 1995 3 specimens
Actinopteri - Scombriformes - Trichiuridae
Trichiurus sp. Linnaeus 1758
Breard and Stringer 1995 19 specimens
Actinopteri - Ophidiiformes - Carapidae
Carapidae indet. Jordan and Fowler 1902
Breard and Stringer 1995 4 specimens
Actinopteri - Ophidiiformes
aff. Sirembo sp. Bleeker 1857
Breard and Stringer 1995 17 specimens
Actinopteri - Acanthuriformes - Sciaenidae
Breard and Stringer 1995 20 specimens
Actinopteri - Perciformes - Lactariidae
cf. Lactarius sp. Cuvier and Valenciennes 1833
Breard and Stringer 1995 11 specimens
Actinopteri - Perciformes - Lutianidae
aff. Xenistius sp.
Breard and Stringer 1995 2 specimens
Actinopteri - Perciformes - Gobioidei
Gobiidae indet. Bonaparte 1832
Breard and Stringer 1995 20 specimens
Actinopteri - Haemulidae
Haemulidae indet. Richardson 1949
Breard and Stringer 1995 82 specimens
Actinopteri - Lutjanidae
Pristipomoides sp. Bleeker 1852
Breard and Stringer 1995 6 specimens
Actinopteri - Sciaenidae
Jefitchia claybornensis (Koken 1888)
Breard and Stringer 1995 1715 specimens
Actinopteri - Uranoscopiformes - Uranoscopidae
Uranoscopidae indet.
Breard and Stringer 1995 4 specimens
Actinopteri - Spariformes - Sparidae
Sparidae indet. (Cuvier 1817)
Breard and Stringer 1995 20 specimens
Actinopteri - Priacanthidae
Pristigenys sp. Agassiz 1839
Breard and Stringer 1995 15 specimens
Actinopteri - Tetraodontiformes - Ostraciidae
Ostracion meretrix Daimeries 1891
Breard and Stringer 1995 1 specimen
Actinopteri - Tetraodontiformes - Diodontidae
Diodon sp. Linnaeus 1758
Breard and Stringer 1995 11 specimens
Actinopteri - Holocentriformes - Holocentridae
Myripristis sp. Cuvier 1827
Breard and Stringer 1995 50 specimens
Actinopteri - Gadiformes - Bregmacerotidae
Bregmaceros sp. Thompson 1840
Breard and Stringer 1995 1800 specimens
Actinopteri - Siluriformes - Ariidae
Arius sp. Cuvier and Valenciennes 1840
Breard and Stringer 1995 4 specimens
Actinopteri - Osteoglossiformes - Osteoglossidae
Brychaetus sp. Agassiz 1845
Breard and Stringer 1995 1 specimen
Reptilia - Testudines - Cheloniidae
Cheloniidae indet. Bonaparte 1832
Breard and Stringer 1995 29 fragments
Reptilia - Avetheropoda
Aves indet. (Linnaeus 1758)
Breard and Stringer 1995 4 specimens
Reptilia - Crocodylidae
Crocodylus sp. Laurenti 1768
Breard and Stringer 1995 24 specimens
Reptilia - Squamata - Palaeophiidae
Pterosphenus schucherti Lucas 1898
Breard and Stringer 1995 31 specimens
Mammalia - Cetacea - Basilosauridae
Zygorhiza kochii (Carus 1847)
Breard and Stringer 1995 139 fragments
Pontogeneus priscus n. gen., n. sp. Leidy 1852
Leidy 1852 1 specimen
nomen dubium belonging to Basilosauridae
Basilosaurus cetoides n. gen., n. sp. (Owen 1839)
1 specimen
see common names

Geography
Country:United States State/province:Louisiana County:Caldwell
Coordinates: 32.0° North, 92.0° West (view map)
Paleocoordinates:32.7° North, 84.2° West
Basis of coordinate:estimated from map
Time
Period:Paleogene Epoch:Eocene
Stage:Priabonian 10 m.y. bin:Cenozoic 3
Key time interval:Priabonian
Age range of interval:38.00000 - 33.90000 m.y. ago
Stratigraphy
Geological group:Jackson Formation:Yazoo Member:Tullos
Stratigraphic resolution:member
Stratigraphy comments: Kellogg (1936) only identifies the source rock a "Jackson Formation, upper Eocene"
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology: marl
Includes fossils?Y
Environment:offshore shelf
Geology comments: turbid-water setting at middle neritic (30-50 m depth) depositional setting
Taphonomy
Modes of preservation:body
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Collection methods and comments
Reason for describing collection:paleoecologic analysis
Metadata
Also known as:Copenhagen
Database number:75638
Authorizer:M. Uhen, P. Holroyd Enterer:M. Uhen, P. Holroyd
Modifier:M. Uhen Research group:vertebrate
Created:2007-10-23 12:26:19 Last modified:2019-12-02 17:43:56
Access level:the public Released:2007-10-23 12:26:19
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

8819. 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]

Secondary references:

36264 S. Q. Breard and G. L. Stringer. 1995. Paleoenvironment of a diverse marine vertebrate fauna from the Yazoo Clay (Late Eocene) at Copenhagen, Caldwell Parish, Louisiana. Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions 45:77-85 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]
33000 H. L. Fierstine and G. L. Stringer. 2007. Specimens of the Billfish Xiphiorhynchus Van Beneden, 1871, From the Yazoo Clay Formation (Late Eocene), Louisiana. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 27(1):226-231 [M. Uhen/S. Strother/M. Uhen]
11949 J. Leidy. 1852. [Description of Pontogeneus priscus]. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 6:52 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]