Bolinas Bay (Miocene to of the United States)

Where: California (37.9° N, 122.7° W: paleocoordinates 37.4° N, 120.2° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Santa Cruz Formation, Tortonian to Tortonian (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

• Age and Formation after Boessenecker et al 2019.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; mudstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected in 1929; reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: D. S. Jordan and H. Hanibal. 1923. Fossil sharks and rays of the Pacific slope of North America. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 22:27-63 [C. Jaramillo/C. Pimiento]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 152485: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Catalina Pimiento on 22.11.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
"Carcharocles megalodon" = Otodus megalodon
"Carcharocles megalodon" = Otodus megalodon Agassiz 1843 megalodon