Cassino Beach (Pleistocene of Brazil)

Also known as Barra do Chui

Where: Brazil (32.4° S, 52.3° W: paleocoordinates 32.4° S, 52.1° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Calabrian (1.8 - 0.8 Ma)

Environment/lithology: foreshore; unlithified, lag conglomerate

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: F. S. Buchmann and G. R. Filho. 1997. Fosseis de vertebrados marinhos do Pleistoceno Superior na Porcao sul da planicie costeira do Rio Grande Do Sul, Brasil. Notas Tecnicas 10:7-16 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 52644: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 14.08.2005

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Taxonomic list

 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
"Isurus oxyrhynchus" = Isurus oxyrinchus, Carcharodon carcharias
"Isurus oxyrhynchus" = Isurus oxyrinchus Rafinesque 1810 mako shark
Carcharodon carcharias Linnaeus 1758 great white shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Carcharias taurus Rafinesque 1810 sand shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Galeocerdo cuvieri Peron and LeSueur 1822 tiger shark
Carcharhinus sp. de Blainville 1816 requiem shark
 Hexanchiformes - Hexanchidae
Notorhynchus cepedianus sevengill shark
Heptranchias perlo Bonnaterre 1788 sevengill shark
 Acanthomorphata - Sciaenidae
Pogonias cromis Cope 1869 black drum
 Cetacea - Pontoporiidae
"Pontoporia blainvillei" = Pontoporia blainvillii
"Pontoporia blainvillei" = Pontoporia blainvillii Gervais and d'Orbigny 1844 toothed whale