Farol das Lagostas (Pliocene of Angola)

Where: Angola (8.8° S, 13.3° E: paleocoordinates 8.9° S, 12.9° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Luanda Formation, Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• Age stated in the text (Antunes, 1975)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Main collection kept at the museum of Servicos de Geologia e Minas, Luanda

Primary reference: M. T. Antunes. 1977. Late Neogene fish faunas from Angola, their age and significance. Journal of the Paleontological Society of India 20:224-229 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 154111: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 27.01.2014

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Rhinopristiformes - Pristidae
Pristis sp. Linck 1790 sawfish
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Myliobatis sp. Cuvier 1816 eagle ray
Aetobatus sp. Blainville 1816 eagle ray
 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
"Isurus benedeni" = Parotodus benedeni, "Procarcharodon megalodon" = Otodus megalodon
"Isurus benedeni" = Parotodus benedeni Le Hon 1871 mackerel shark
"Procarcharodon megalodon" = Otodus megalodon Agassiz 1843 megalodon
Very common in the collection. See Pimiento and Balk
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
"Isurus oxyrhinchus" = Isurus oxyrinchus, Carcharodon carcharias
"Isurus oxyrhinchus" = Isurus oxyrinchus Rafinesque 1810 mako shark
Carcharodon carcharias Linnaeus 1758 great white shark
 Lamniformes - Mitsukurinidae
Mitsukurina sp. Jordan 1898 goblin shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
"Odontaspis taurus" = Carcharias taurus
"Odontaspis taurus" = Carcharias taurus Rafinesque 1810 sand shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Negaprion brevirostris Poey 1868 lemon shark
"Galeocerdo cuvier" = Galeocerdo cuvieri Peron and LeSueur 1822 tiger shark
Carcharhinus egertoni Agassiz 1843 requiem shark
Carcharhinus priscus Agassiz 1843 requiem shark
 Carchariniformes - Sphyrnidae
Sphyrna zygaena Linnaeus 1758 hammerhead shark
 Carchariniformes - Hemigaleidae
Paragaleus sp. Budker 1935 ground shark
"Hemipristis serra" = Hemipristis heteropleurus Agassiz 1844 ground shark
 Acanthomorphata - Sphyraenidae
Sphyraena barracuda Edwards 1771 barracuda
 Scombriformes - Scombridae
Cybium sp. Cuvier 1829
 Spariformes - Sparidae
Sparus sp. Linnaeus 1758