Helvetian Vla (Miocene of Portugal)

Where: Penedo, Portugal (38.7° N, 9.4° W: paleocoordinates 38.8° N, 10.6° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

When: Langhian (16.0 - 13.8 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J.-M. Canevet. 2011. The Chondrichthyans of the Middle Miocene (Serravallian) of Salles (Gironde, France). Cossmanniana 13:59-79 [C. Jaramillo/C. Pimiento]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 161620: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Catalina Pimiento on 08.09.2014

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Taxonomic list

• Authors cite the work of ANTUNES et al., 1970
 Squatiniformes - Squatinidae
 Odontaspidida - Alopiidae
Alopias sp. Rafinesque 1810 thresher shark
 Odontaspidida - Carcharodontidae
Cosmopolitodus hastalis Agassiz 1843 elasmobranch
 Plagiostomi - Squalidae
Squalus sp. Linnaeus 1758 dogfish shark
 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
"Megaselachus megalodon" = Otodus megalodon
"Megaselachus megalodon" = Otodus megalodon Agassiz 1843 megalodon
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Isurus oxyrinchus Rafinesque 1810 mako shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Araloselachus cuspidatus sand tiger shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Isogomphodon acuarius daggernose shark
Galeocerdo aduncus Agassiz 1843 tiger shark
Carcharhinus priscus Agassiz 1843 requiem shark
Rhizoprionodon sp. Whitley 1929 sharpnose shark
 Carchariniformes - Sphyrnidae
Sphyrna sp. Rafinesque 1810 hammerhead shark
Sphyrna zygaena Linnaeus 1758 hammerhead shark
 Carchariniformes - Hemigaleidae
Paragaleus pulchellus ground shark
"Hemipristis serra" = Hemipristis heteropleurus Agassiz 1844 ground shark
 Orectolobiformes - Parascylliidae
Megascyliorhinus miocaenicus Antunes and Jonet 1969 collared carpetshark
 Pristiophoriformes - Pristiophoridae
Pristiophorus suevicus Jaekel 1890 saw shark
 Hexanchiformes - Hexanchidae