São Paulo Ridge (Pliocene of Brazil)

Where: Brazil (28.5° S, 41.7° W: paleocoordinates 28.4° S, 40.6° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Zanclean (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

• Age after Nozaki et al 2017.

Environment/lithology: deep-water; volcaniclastic sediments

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: H. Ichishima, A. H. Agustin, T. Toyofuku and H. Kitazato. 2017. A new species of Africanacetus (Odontoceti: Ziphiidae) found on the deep ocean floor off the coast of Brazil. Deep–Sea Research II [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 183433: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 21.12.2016

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Cetacea - Ziphiidae
Africanacetus gracilis n. sp. Ichishima et al. 2017 beaked whale