Bahía Inglesa (Miocene to of Chile)

Where: Antwerpen, Chile (27.1° S, 70.8° W: paleocoordinates 27.5° S, 68.3° W)

When: Bahia Inglesa Formation, Middle Miocene to Middle Miocene (16.0 - 3.6 Ma)

• According to the text: The Bahía lnglesa locality has been dated on the basis of diatoms at between 4.5 and 2.6 MYBP (Tsuchi et al. 1988). However, most recent studies (Godoy, E.; Marquardt, C.; Blanco, N., 2003. Carta Caldera, Región de Atacama. Servicio Nacional de Geología y Minería, Santiago, Chile, Carta Geológica de Chile, Serie Geología Básica, 76) place Bahia Inglesa between the middle Miocene and the early Pliocene

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: surface (in situ)

• Repository: Museum Nacional de Historia Natural in Santiago, Chile

Primary reference: D. J. Long. 1993. Late Miocene and Early Pliocene fish assemblages from the north central coast of Chile. Tertiary Research 14(3):117-126 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 154114: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 27.01.2014

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Taxonomic list

 Rajiformes - Rajidae
Rajidae indet. Blainville 1816 skate
 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
"Carcharocles megalodon" = Otodus megalodon
"Carcharocles megalodon" = Otodus megalodon Agassiz 1843 megalodon
Also studied in Pimiento and Balk
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Isurus oxyrinchus Rafinesque 1810 mako shark
Carcharodon carcharias Linnaeus 1758 great white shark
 Carchariniformes - Triakidae
Galeorhinus galeus Linnaeus 1758 school shark
 Hexanchiformes - Hexanchidae
Hexanchus griseus sixgill shark
 Scombriformes - Scombridae
Thunnus sp. South 1845
 Perciformes - Serranidae
Serranidae indet. Swainson 1839 perch-like fish