Ophidiidae, Rafinesque, 1810

Ebersole, Jun A., Cicimurri, David J. & Stringer, Gary L., 2019, Taxonomy and biostratigraphy of the elasmobranchs and bony fishes (Chondrichthyes and Osteichthyes) of the lower-to-middle Eocene (Ypresian to Bartonian) Claiborne Group in Alabama, USA, inclu, European Journal of Taxonomy 585, pp. 1-274: 203

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2019.585

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:181B6FBA-ED75-4BB4-84C4-FB512B794749

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3664448

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/18174D41-FF4F-FF65-FD69-9BCD4F1B08DC

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Ophidiidae
status

 

Ophidiidae  indet.

Material examined

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – Alabama • 11 otoliths; GLS otolith comparative collection (10 specimens), MSC 39042.12  .

Description

Several characteristics point to the family Ophidiidae  for these specimens. These features include the sulcus, ostium, cauda, and general shape. Unfortunately, the preservation of the specimens prohibits any further, more specific identification.

Remarks

These specimens could belong to an ophidiid species already described from the Claiborne Group of Alabama or could represent a different species. Preservation does not allow this determination.

Stratigraphic and geographic range in Alabama

All of the specimens of Ophidiidae  indet. were derived from the “upper” Lisbon Formation at site ACh- 7 except for one specimen ( MSC 39042.12) which was collected from the Gosport Sand at site AMo-4. Bartonian, zones NP16 and NP17.