Guardamar del Segura (Pliocene of Spain)

Where: Alicante, Spain (38.1° N, 0.7° W: paleocoordinates 38.2° N, 1.0° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Rojales Sandstone Formation, Zanclean (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

• early Pliocene; Bajo Segura Basin, top of Pliocene unit I of Montenat (1977); P1/P2 system in Caracuel et al. (2005)

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; sandy shale

• coastal and shallow marine
• sandy shale

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: S. Adnet, A. C. Balbino, M. T. Antunes and J. M. Marin-Ferrer. 2009. New fossil teeth of the white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) from the Early Pliocene of Spain. Implication for its paleoecology in the Mediterranean. Neus Jahrbuch fur Geologie und Palaontologie, Abhandlungen 256(1):7-16 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 118104: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 06.10.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Chondrichthyes
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Carcharodon carcharias Linnaeus 1758 great white shark
Mammalia
 Mysticeti -
 Odontoceti -
Odontoceti indet.1 toothed whale
 Delphinoidea - Delphinidae
Astadelphis gastaldii2 Brandt 1874 dolphin