Bayano 12 (Miocene of Panama)

Where: Panama, Panama (9.1° N, 78.8° W: paleocoordinates 8.9° N, 77.5° W)

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

• From the text "In much of the Darien Province, the Chucunaque Formation of Shelton (1952) is Messinian in age (7.1–5.6 Ma), although Coates et al. (2004) suggested that it could be older than 9.4 Ma in the western part of their study area on the basis of calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy. This age is consistent with 87Sr/86Sr dates of 10–9.5 Ma derived from calcerous Lindapectin shells that were deposited in association with the chondrichthyan remains"

Environment/lithology: deep subtidal shelf; lithified, silty, sandy lithology not reported

Size class: microfossils

Primary reference: V. J. Perez, C. Pimiento, A. Hendy, G. González-Barba, G. Hubbell and B. J. MacFadden. 2017. Late Miocene chondrichthyans from Lago Bayano, Panama: Functional diversity, environment and biogeography. Journal of Paleontology 91(3):512-547 [C. Jaramillo/C. Pimiento]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 191998: authorized by Catalina Pimiento, entered by Jaime Villafana on 27.02.2018

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Chondrichthyes
 Odontaspidida - Alopiidae
Alopias (cf. Alopias) vulpinus Bonnaterre 1788 thresher shark
 Rajiformes - Rajidae
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Dasyatis sp. Rafinesque 1810 whiptail stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Mobula spp. Rafinesque 1810 devil ray
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Physogaleus sp. Cappetta 1980 requiem shark
Carcharhinus spp. de Blainville 1816 requiem shark
Carcharhinus (aff. Carcharhinus) macloti Muller and Henle 1839 requiem shark
Rhizoprionodon sp. Whitley 1929 sharpnose shark
 Carchariniformes - Sphyrnidae
Sphyrna zygaena Linnaeus 1758 hammerhead shark
 Carchariniformes - Triakidae
Mustelus sp. hound shark