Ras ir-Reqqa (Miocene of Malta)

Where: Gozo, Malta (36.1° N, 14.2° E: paleocoordinates 36.1° N, 14.2° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: C 2 Phosphorite Member (Globigerina Limestone Formation), Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: D. J. Ward and C. G. Bonavia. 2001. Additions to, and review of, the Miocene shark and ray fauna of Malta. The Central Mediterranean Naturalist 3(3):131-146 [C. Jaramillo/C. Pimiento]more details

PaleoDB collection 161385: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Catalina Pimiento on 04.09.2014

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Odontaspidida - Alopiidae
Alopias sp. Rafinesque 1810 thresher shark
 Odontaspidida - Carcharodontidae
Cosmopolitodus hastalis Agassiz 1843 elasmobranch
 Euselachii - Galeidae
Triakis angustidens elasmobranch
 Rajiformes - Rhynchobatidae
Rhynchobatus pristinus Probst 1877 wedgefish
 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
Parotodus benedeni, "Carcharocles megalodon" = Otodus megalodon
Parotodus benedeni Le Hon 1871 mackerel shark
"Carcharocles megalodon" = Otodus megalodon Agassiz 1843 megalodon
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Isurus oxyrinchus Rafinesque 1810 mako shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Carcharoides catticus Philippi 1846 sand tiger shark
"Odontaspis taurus" = Carcharias taurus Rafinesque 1810 sand shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Negaprion eurybathrodon Blake 1862 lemon shark
"Physogaleus aduncus" = Galeocerdo aduncus Agassiz 1843 tiger shark
Carcharhinus falciformis Bibron 1841 requiem shark
 Carchariniformes - Sphyrnidae
Sphyrna arambourgi hammerhead shark
 Carchariniformes - Hemigaleidae
"Hemipristis serra" = Hemipristis heteropleurus
"Hemipristis serra" = Hemipristis heteropleurus Agassiz 1844 ground shark