Tejar Consuelo quarry, cuban sharks (Miocene to of Cuba)

Where: Cuba (23.1° N, 82.2° W: paleocoordinates 23.4° N, 78.9° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Cojímar Formation, Burdigalian to Burdigalian (20.4 - 13.8 Ma)

• Iturralde-Vinent and MacPhee, 1996

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: M. Iturralde-Vinent, G. Hubbell, and R. Rojas. 1996. Catalogue of Cuban fossil Elasmobranchii (Paleocene to Pliocene) and paleogeographic implications of their Lower to Middle Miocene occurrence. Boletín de la Sociedad Jamaicana de Geología 31:7-21 [C. Jaramillo/C. Pimiento]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 159595: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Catalina Pimiento on 05.08.2014

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Odontaspidida - Carcharodontidae
"Isurus hastalis" = Cosmopolitodus hastalis
"Isurus hastalis" = Cosmopolitodus hastalis Agassiz 1843 elasmobranch
 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
"Carcharodon megalodon" = Otodus megalodon
"Carcharodon megalodon" = Otodus megalodon Agassiz 1843 megalodon
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Carcharodon carcharias Linnaeus 1758 great white shark
This species first appeared in the late Miocene (Ehret et al. 2012) and hence, this occurrence is dubious
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Carcharias taurus Rafinesque 1810 sand shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Galeocerdo contortus Gibbes 1848 tiger shark
 Carchariniformes - Sphyrnidae
Sphyrna prisca Agassiz 1843 hammerhead shark
 Carchariniformes - Hemigaleidae
"Hemipristis serra" = Hemipristis heteropleurus
"Hemipristis serra" = Hemipristis heteropleurus Agassiz 1844 ground shark