Grand Bay 2 (Miocene of Grenada)

Also known as XU004

Where: Grenada (12.5° N, 61.4° W: paleocoordinates 12.4° N, 60.4° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Grand Bay Formation, Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)


• The deepwater origin is demonstrated by abundant sedimentological, paleontological, and ichnological features
• Volcaniclastic turbidite succession deposited in a more easterly basin to the other Miocene formations and at a water depth in excess of 150 m

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the FLMNH

Primary reference: R. W. Portell, G. Hubbell, S. Donovan, D.A.T. Harper, and R. Pickerill. 2008. Miocene sharks in the Kendeace and Grand Bay formations of Carriacou, The Grenadines, Lesser Antilles. Caribbean Journal of Science 44(3):279-286 [C. Jaramillo/C. Pimiento]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 162020: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Catalina Pimiento on 17.09.2014

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Taxonomic list

 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Isurus oxyrinchus Rafinesque 1810 mako shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Carcharias taurus Rafinesque 1810 sand shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Carcharhinus obscurus Le Sueur 1818 requiem shark
 Carchariniformes - Hemigaleidae
"Hemipristis serra" = Hemipristis heteropleurus
"Hemipristis serra" = Hemipristis heteropleurus Agassiz 1844 ground shark