Plesching bei Linz (Miocene of Austria)

Where: Plesching bei Linz, Austria (48.3° N, 14.3° E: paleocoordinates 48.6° N, 12.7° E)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Rzehakia Formation, Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• Ottnangian


Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: R. Brzobohaty and O. Schultz. 1973. Die Fischfauna der Innviertler Schichtengruppe und der Rzehakia Formation. M2 Ottnangien. lnnviertler, Salgotarjäner, Bäntapusztaer Schichtengruppe und die Rzehakia Formation 652-693 [C. Jaramillo/C. Pimiento]more details

PaleoDB collection 159375: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Catalina Pimiento on 01.08.2014

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Taxonomic list

 Odontaspidida - Alopiidae
Alopias exigua thresher shark
Alopias latidens Leriche 1909 thresher shark
 Odontaspidida - Carcharodontidae
"Isurus hastalis" = Cosmopolitodus hastalis
"Isurus hastalis" = Cosmopolitodus hastalis Agassiz 1843 elasmobranch
 Plagiostomi - Squalidae
"Carcharodon megalodon" = Otodus megalodon
"Carcharodon megalodon" = Otodus megalodon Agassiz 1843 megalodon
 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
"Isurus benedeni" = Parotodus benedeni, "Carcharodon chubutensis" = Carcharocles chubutensis
"Isurus benedeni" = Parotodus benedeni Le Hon 1871 mackerel shark
"Carcharodon chubutensis" = Carcharocles chubutensis Agassiz 1843 mackerel shark
seems to be C. megalodon rather than C. chubutensis due to small size and co-occurrence with large, cusp let-lacking C. megalodon
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Isurus desori Sismonda 1849 mako shark
"Odontaspis cuspidata" = Lamna cuspidata Agassiz 1843 mackerel shark
Lamna rupeliensis Le Hon 1871 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
"Lamna cattica" = Carcharoides catticus Philippi 1846 sand tiger shark
Odontaspis acutissima Agassiz 1843 sand tiger shark
 Spariformes - Sparidae
Sparus sp. Linnaeus 1758