Quebrada Pajaritos (Miocene of Peru)

Where: Piura, Peru (5.2° S, 80.6° W: paleocoordinates 5.6° S, 79.0° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Miramar Formation, Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Collection methods: Instituto de Paleontología de la Universidad de Piura

Primary reference: J. Apolín, G. González-Barba, and J. N. Martínez. 2007. Seláceos del Mioceno superior de Quebrada Pajaritos (Piura, Perú). XII Congreso Peruano de Geología. Resúmenes Extendidos [C. Jaramillo/C. Pimiento/C. Pimiento]more details

PaleoDB collection 162465: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Catalina Pimiento on 25.09.2014

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Gastropoda
 Turbinoidea - Turbinidae
Delphinoidea indet. Brown 1827 snail
Chondrichthyes
 Plagiostomi - Squalidae
"Carcharocles megalodon" = Otodus megalodon
"Carcharocles megalodon" = Otodus megalodon Agassiz 1843 megalodon
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Dasyatis sp. Rafinesque 1810 whiptail stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Myliobatis sp. Cuvier 1816 eagle ray
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Carcharias taurus Rafinesque 1810 sand shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Negaprion brevirostris Poey 1868 lemon shark
Galeocerdo aduncus Agassiz 1843 tiger shark
Carcharhinus brachyurus Gunther 1870 requiem shark
Carcharhinus falciformis Bibron 1841 requiem shark
Carcharhinus leucas Valenciennes 1839 requiem shark
 Carchariniformes - Sphyrnidae
Sphyrna zygaena Linnaeus 1758 hammerhead shark
Sphyrna lewini Griffith and Smith 1834 hammerhead shark
 Carchariniformes - Hemigaleidae
"Hemipristis serra" = Hemipristis heteropleurus
"Hemipristis serra" = Hemipristis heteropleurus Agassiz 1844 ground shark
 Orectolobiformes - Ginglymostomatidae
Ginglymostoma cirratum Gmelin 1789 nurse shark
Reptilia
 Testudines -
 Loricata -
Eusuchia indet. crocodilian
 Crocodylia -
Crocodylia indet. crocodilian
Mammalia
 Cetacea - Balaenopteridae
Balaenopteridae indet. Gray 1864 rorqual
Aetobatus
  - Aetobatidae
Aetobatus sp. Blainville 1816