Bahia Salado (Miocene to of Chile)

Where: Chile (27.6° S, 71.0° W: paleocoordinates 28.1° S, 67.6° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Miocene to Miocene (23.0 - 2.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: M. Suarez and J. M. Brito. 2000. Una nueva localidad con vertebrados fossiles del Terciario de Bahia Salado, Chile. Ameghiniana 37(4):34 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 102183: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 11.01.2011

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Taxonomic list

 Euselachii -
Rajiformes indet. Berg 1940 ray
Myliobatiformes indet. Compagno 1973 stingray
 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
Otodontidae indet. mackerel shark
"Carcharocles sp." = Otodus (Carcharocles) Jordan 1923 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Isurus sp. Agassiz 1843 mako shark
Carcharodon sp. Smith 1838 white shark
Carcharodon carcharias Linnaeus 1758 great white shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Carcharhinus sp. de Blainville 1816 requiem shark
 Carchariniformes - Triakidae
Galeorhinus sp. de Blainville and Prévost 1816 school shark
 Carnivora - Pinnipedia
 Cetacea -
Mysticeti indet. Cope 1891 whale
Odontoceti indet. Flower 1867 toothed whale