Ras ii-Karraba (Miocene to of Malta)

Where: Ras ii-Karraba, Malta (35.9° N, 14.3° E: paleocoordinates 35.6° N, 13.9° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Blue Clay Formation, Serravallian to Serravallian (13.8 - 7.2 Ma)

Environment/lithology: lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: D. J. Ward and C. G. Bonavia. 2001. Additions to, and review of, the Miocene shark and ray fauna of Malta. The Central Mediterranean Naturalist 3(3):131-146 [C. Jaramillo/C. Pimiento]more details

PaleoDB collection 161384: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Catalina Pimiento on 04.09.2014

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Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Squatiniformes - Squatinidae
Squatina sp. Dumeril 1806 angel shark
 Odontaspidida - Alopiidae
Alopias sp. Rafinesque 1810 thresher shark
 Odontaspidida - Carcharodontidae
Cosmopolitodus hastalis Agassiz 1843 elasmobranch
 Plagiostomi - Squalidae
"Carcharocles megalodon" = Otodus megalodon
"Carcharocles megalodon" = Otodus megalodon Agassiz 1843 megalodon
 Rajiformes - Rajidae
Raja gentili Joleaud 1912 skate
 Myliobatiformes - Gymnuridae
Gymnura sp. Van Hasselt 1823 stingray
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Isurus oxyrinchus Rafinesque 1810 mako shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
"Odontaspis taurus" = Carcharias taurus
"Odontaspis taurus" = Carcharias taurus Rafinesque 1810 sand shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Negaprion eurybathrodon Blake 1862 lemon shark
"Physogaleus aduncus" = Galeocerdo aduncus Agassiz 1843 tiger shark
"Galeocerdo cuvier" = Galeocerdo cuvieri Peron and LeSueur 1822 tiger shark
Carcharhinus falciformis Bibron 1841 requiem shark
 Carchariniformes - Hemigaleidae
"Hemipristis serra" = Hemipristis heteropleurus Agassiz 1844 ground shark
 Carchariniformes - Triakidae
  - Scyllidae
Scyliorhinus sp. Blainville 1816 shark
 Hexanchiformes - Hexanchidae
Hexanchus griseus sixgill shark