Punta Judas (Miocene of Costa Rica)

Where: Costa Rica (9.5° N, 84.5° W: paleocoordinates 9.0° N, 82.7° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Punta Judas Formation, Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Primary reference: C. L. Mora. 2004. Ictiofauna de la Formacion Punta Judas, Mioceno Medio, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Brensia 62:57-74 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 91357: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 16.09.2009

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Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Dasyatis sp. Rafinesque 1810 whiptail stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Rhinopteridae
Rhinoptera sp. Cuvier 1829 cownose ray
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Myliobatis sp. Cuvier 1816 eagle ray
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Scoliodon taxandriae requiem shark
Negaprion eurybathrodon Blake 1862 lemon shark
Carcharhinus obscurus Le Sueur 1818 requiem shark
Carcharhinus priscus Agassiz 1843 requiem shark
Actinopteri
 Acanthomorphata - Sciaenidae
Larimus sp. Cuvier and Valenciennes 1830
Aetobatus
  - Aetobatidae
Aetobatus arcuatus Agassiz 1843