Cantera del Puerto Viejo (Miocene of Argentina)

Where: Entre Rios, Argentina (31.7° S, 60.6° W: paleocoordinates 31.9° S, 58.1° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: upper Member (Parana Formation), Tortonian (11.6 - 7.2 Ma)

• overlying beds are Huayquerian in age (Tortonian to Messinian: 8 to 6 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; grainstone

• shell bed; bioclastic grainstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: L. M. Perez, A. L. Cione, M. Cozzuol and A. N. Varela. 2011. A sperm whale (Cetacea: Physeteroidea) from the Parana Formation (Late Miocene) of Entre Rios, Argentina. Environment and taphonomy. Ameghiniana 48(4):648-654 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 128628: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 14.06.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Arcida - Arcidae
Arcidae indet. Lamarck 1809 clam
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Pectinidae indet. Wilkes 1810 scallop
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Veneridae indet. Rafinesque 1815 venus clam
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
Nuculanidae indet. Adams and Adams 1858 pointed nut clam
 Squatiniformes - Squatinidae
Squatinidae indet. Bonaparte 1838 angel shark
 Rajiformes - Rajidae
Rajidae indet. Blainville 1816 skate
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Dasyatidae indet. Jordan 1888 whiptail stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Myliobatidae indet. Bonaparte 1838 eagle ray
 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
Otodontidae indet. mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Lamnidae indet. Müller and Henle 1838 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
"Odontaspidae indet." = Odontaspididae
"Odontaspidae indet." = Odontaspididae Müller and Henle 1839 sand tiger shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Carcharhinidae indet. Jordan and Evermann 1896 requiem shark
 Carchariniformes - Sphyrnidae
Sphyrnidae indet. Gill 1872 hammerhead shark
 Carchariniformes - Hemigaleidae
Hemigaleidae indet. ground shark
 Heterodontiformes - Heterodontidae
Heterodontidae indet. Gray 1851 bullhead shark
 Holocephali -
 Acanthomorphata - Sciaenidae
Sciaenidae indet. Cuvier 1828
 Spariformes - Sparidae
Sparidae indet. Cuvier 1817
 Siluriformes - Ariidae
Ariidae indet. Berg 1958 Ariid catfish
 Cetacea -
Physeteroidea indet. Gray 1868 toothed whale