Port Royal Sound (Pleistocene to of the United States)

Also known as Laurel Bay

Where: Beaufort County, South Carolina (32.5° N, 80.8° W: paleocoordinates 32.5° N, 80.6° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Pleistocene to Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; unlithified mudstone

• mud

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: D. J. Cicimurri and J. L. Knight. 2009. Two shark-bitten whale skeletons from Coastal Plain Deposits of South Carolina. Southeastern Naturalist 8(1):71-82 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 91707: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 16.10.2009

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
"Galeocerdo cuvier" = Galeocerdo cuvieri Peron and LeSueur 1822 tiger shark
Carcharhinus falciformis Bibron 1841 requiem shark
Carcharhinus obscurus Le Sueur 1818 requiem shark
Carcharhinus plumbeus Nardo 1827 requiem shark
Mammalia
 Cetacea -
Mysticeti indet. Cope 1891 whale