Costa de Caparica (Miocene of Portugal)

Also known as Fonte de Pipa

Where: Portugal (38.6° N, 9.2° W: paleocoordinates 38.8° N, 10.3° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Serravallian (13.8 - 11.6 Ma)

• middle Serravallian, V1a

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: M. Estevens and M. T. Antunes. 2004. Fragmentary remains of odontocetes (Ctacea, Mammalia) from the Miocene of the lower Tagus Basin (Portugal). Revista Espanola de Paleontologia 19(1):93-108 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 54171: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 26.09.2005

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Taxonomic list

 Rajiformes - Rhinobatidae
Rhinobatus antunesi n. sp.1 Jonet 1968 guitarfish
 Rajiformes - Rhynchobatidae
Rhynchobatus sp.1 Müller and Henle 1837 wedgefish
 Ornithurae - Pelagornithidae
? Pelagornis miocaenus2 Lartet 1857 bird
 Mysticeti - Cetotheriidae
? Cetotheriidae indet.3 Brandt 1872 whale
 Odontoceti - Eurhinodelphinidae
? Eurhinodelphinidae indet. Abel 1901 toothed whale