Tejar Consuelo quarry, cuban sharks (Miocene to of Cuba)

Where: Cuba (23.1° N, 82.2° W: paleocoordinates 23.4° N, 78.9° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Cojímar Formation, Burdigalian to Burdigalian (20.4 - 13.8 Ma)

• Iturralde-Vinent and MacPhee, 1996

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: M. Iturralde-Vinent, G. Hubbell, and R. Rojas. 1996. Catalogue of Cuban fossil Elasmobranchii (Paleocene to Pliocene) and paleogeographic implications of their Lower to Middle Miocene occurrence. Boletín de la Sociedad Jamaicana de Geología 31:7-21 [C. Jaramillo/C. Pimiento]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 159595: authorized by Carlos Jaramillo, entered by Catalina Pimiento on 05.08.2014

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
"Carcharodon megalodon" = Otodus megalodon
"Carcharodon megalodon" = Otodus megalodon Agassiz 1843 megalodon
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
"Isurus hastalis" = Carcharodon hastalis Agassiz 1843 white shark
Carcharodon carcharias Linnaeus 1758 great white shark
This species first appeared in the late Miocene (Ehret et al. 2012) and hence, this occurrence is dubious
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Carcharias taurus Rafinesque 1810 sand shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Galeocerdo contortus Gibbes 1848 tiger shark
 Carchariniformes - Sphyrnidae
Sphyrna prisca Agassiz 1843 hammerhead shark
 Carchariniformes - Hemigaleidae
Hemipristis serra Agassiz 1843 ground shark