Pina (Miocene of Panama)

Also known as 4143 I Palmas Bellas

Where: Colon, Panama (9.3° N, 80.0° W: paleocoordinates 9.0° N, 78.7° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Chagres Formation, Tortonian (11.6 - 7.2 Ma)

• Age after Velez-Juarbe et al 2015

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; gray, silty sandstone

• Gray volcanic quartzose grains and silty-sandstones

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: bulk, surface (float),

• Sharks deposited in the Palaeontological Institute and Museum at the University of Zurich, Switzerland (PIMUZ A/I catalogue)

Primary reference: D. I. Vigil and C. A. Laurito. 2014. Nuevos restos de un Odontoceti fósil (Mammalia: Cetacea, Physeteroidea) para el Mioceno tardio de Panama, America Central. Revista Geologica de America Central 50:213-217 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 160781: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 28.08.2014, edited by Catalina Pimiento

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Sharks collected via screen washing and surface prospecting
Chondrichthyes
 Squaliformes - Dalatiidae
Isistius sp.1 Gill 1864 elasmobranch
 Squaliformes - Centrophoridae
 Squatiniformes - Squatinidae
Squatina sp.1 Dumeril 1806 angel shark
 Odontaspidida - Alopiidae
Alopias superciliosus1 Lowe 1840 thresher shark
 Odontaspidida - Carcharodontidae
"Carcharodon plicatilis" = Cosmopolitodus plicatilis1
"Carcharodon plicatilis" = Cosmopolitodus plicatilis1 Agassiz 1843 elasmobranch
 Plagiostomi - Squalidae
Dalatias licha1 Bonnaterre 1788 dogfish shark
"Carcharocles megalodon" = Otodus megalodon1 Agassiz 1843 megalodon
Trigonognathus sp.1 Mochizuki and Ohe 1990 dogfish shark
Squalus sp.1 Linnaeus 1758 dogfish shark
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Myliobatis sp.1 Cuvier 1816 eagle ray
 Lamniformes - Pseudocarchariidae
Pseudocarcharias kamoharai1 Matsubara 1936 mackerel shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
"Galeocerdo cuvier" = Galeocerdo cuvieri1 Peron and LeSueur 1822 tiger shark
Carcharhinus cionei1 requiem shark
Carcharhinus signatus1 requiem shark
Carcharhinus spp.1 de Blainville 1816 requiem shark
Carcharhinus brachyurus1 Gunther 1870 requiem shark
Carcharhinus obscurus1 Le Sueur 1818 requiem shark
Carcharhinus plumbeus1 Nardo 1827 requiem shark
Rhizoprionodon sp.1 Whitley 1929 sharpnose shark
 Carchariniformes - Sphyrnidae
Sphyrna lewini1 Griffith and Smith 1834 hammerhead shark
 Carchariniformes - Scyliorhinidae
Premontreia sp.1 Cappetta 1992 cat shark
 Carchariniformes - Hemigaleidae
"Hemipristis serra" = Hemipristis heteropleurus1
"Hemipristis serra" = Hemipristis heteropleurus1 Agassiz 1844 ground shark
 Carchariniformes - Triakidae
Galeorhinus galeus1 Linnaeus 1758 school shark
Mustelus sp.1 hound shark
 Heterodontiformes - Heterodontidae
Heterodontus sp.1 de Blainville 1816 bullhead shark
 Pristiophoriformes - Pristiophoridae
Pristiophorus sp.1 Bleeker 1859 saw shark
 Hexanchiformes - Hexanchidae
Heptranchias perlo1 Bonnaterre 1788 sevengill shark
Mammalia
 Cetacea -
Inioidea indet.2 de Muizon 1988 toothed whale
Panphyseteroidea indet.2 Velez-Juarbe et al. 2015 toothed whale