Punta Ballena (Pleistocene of Ecuador)

Also known as Jama

Where: Ecuador (0.2° N, 80.3° W: paleocoordinates 0.1° N, 79.9° W)

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When: Jama Formation, Gelasian (2.6 - 1.8 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; siliciclastic sediments

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. D. Carillo-Briceño, O. A. Aguilera, and F. Rodriguez. 2014. Fossil Chondrichthyes from the central eastern Pacific Ocean and their paleoceanographic significance. Journal of South American Earth Sciences 51:76-90 [M. Uhen/B. Shipps/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 204353: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 05.09.2019

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Taxonomic list

 Myliobatiformes - Rhinopteridae
Rhinoptera sp. Cuvier 1829 cownose ray
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Myliobatis sp. Cuvier 1816 eagle ray
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Carcharhinus sp. de Blainville 1816 requiem shark
Carcharhinus obscurus Le Sueur 1818 requiem shark
Rhizoprionodon sp. Whitley 1929 sharpnose shark
 Carchariniformes - Hemigaleidae
Paragaleus sp. Budker 1935 ground shark