Marine Miocene Ceylon Collection (Miocene of Sri Lanka)

Where: Sri Lanka (8.3° N, 79.8° E: paleocoordinates 2.9° N, 77.4° E)

When: Miocene (23.0 - 5.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: P.E.P. Deraniyagala. 1937. Some Miocene and upper Siwalik [lower Pleistocene] vertebrates from Ceylon. Spolia zeylanica 20:191-198 [W. Clyde/J. Finarelli/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 14149: authorized by Will Clyde, entered by John Finarelli on 16.05.2002, edited by Mark Uhen

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Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Chlamys sp. Röding 1798 scallop
 Pectinida - Placunidae
Placuna sp. Lightfoot 1786 scallop
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Tellina sp. Linnaeus 1758 tellin clam
Chondrichthyes
 Odontaspidida - Isuridae
Galeolamna brachyura1 mackerel shark
Galeolamna minor1 mackerel shark
Galeolamna gangetica1 Mueller and Henle 1841 mackerel shark
 Hybodontiformes - Hybodontidae
Miosynechodus mora n. gen. n. sp.1
Miosynechodus mora n. gen. n. sp.1 Deraniyagala 1969 elasmobranch
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Trygon sinhaleyus n. sp.1 Deraniyagala 1969 whiptail stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Isurus glaucus1 mako shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Galeocerdo cuvieri1 Peron and LeSueur 1822 tiger shark
 Carchariniformes - Hemigaleidae
Hemipristis serra1 Agassiz 1843 ground shark
Actinopteri
 Spariformes - Sparidae
"Chrysophrys miolankae n. sp." = Otolithus (Chrysophris)1
"Chrysophrys miolankae n. sp." = Otolithus (Chrysophris)1
 Labriformes - Labridae
Labrodon angustidentatus n. sp.1 Deraniyagala 1969
 Labriformes - Scaridae
Scarus sp.1 Gronovius 1763
 Tetraodontiformes - Diodontidae
Reptilia
 Testudinata -
Testudinata indet. Oppel 1811 turtle
"thecophoran turtle"
 Testudines - Cheloniidae
Miocaretta lankae1 Deraniyagala 1967 sea turtle
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Miotestudo ibba1 Deraniyagala 1967 turtle
 Testudines - Pangeoemydidae
Geoemyda striata n. sp.1 Deraniyagala 1969 turtle
Mammalia
 Sirenia - Dugongidae
Miodugong brevicranius n. gen. n. sp.1
Miodugong brevicranius n. gen. n. sp.1 Deraniyagala 1969 dugong
 Cetacea -