Although fossilized teeth of sharks and rays are common elements in Eocene nearshore marine sediments of the southeastern United States (Parmley and Cicimurri, 2003 and references within), fossil remains of chimaeroid fishes are unknown from this region. Here we provide the first report of an Eocene chimaeroid fish from the southeastern United States, consisting of a partial, well-preserved left mandibular tooth plate recovered from central Georgia.

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The specimen was collected from late Eocene (ca. 36.0–34.2 Ma; Parmley and Holman, 2003) Clinchfield Formation sediments exposed in an abandoned central Georgia kaolin mine formally known as the Hardie Mine (...

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