Playa de Oro (Miocene to of Ecuador)

Where: Ecuador (0.9° N, 78.8° W: paleocoordinates 0.3° N, 76.6° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Angostura Formation, Serravallian to Serravallian (13.8 - 7.2 Ma)

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; fine-grained sandstone

• shore-face and inner-shelf paleoenvironments
• muddy, fine-grained sandstones with abundant mollusk shells

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. D. Carillo-Briceño, O. A. Aguilera, and F. Rodriguez. 2014. Fossil Chondrichthyes from the central eastern Pacific Ocean and their paleoceanographic significance. Journal of South American Earth Sciences 51:76-90 [M. Uhen/B. Shipps/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 204346: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 05.09.2019

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Squaliformes - Centrophoridae
Centrophorus sp. Müller and Henle 1837 gulper shark
 Myliobatiformes - Mobulidae
Mobula sp. Rafinesque 1810 devil ray
cf. Mobula sp. Rafinesque 1810 devil ray
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Dasyatidae indet. Jordan 1888 whiptail stingray
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Carcharhinus sp. de Blainville 1816 requiem shark
Rhizoprionodon sp. Whitley 1929 sharpnose shark
Rhizoprionodon longurio Jordan and Gilbert 1882 sharpnose shark
 Orectolobiformes - Orectolobidae
Ginglymostoma sp. Müller and Henle 1838 wobbegong
 Hexanchiformes - Chlamydoselachidae
Chlamydoselachus landinii n. sp. Carillo-Briceño et al. 2014 elasmobranch