Where: Venezuela (11.9° N, 70.0° W: paleocoordinates 11.8° N, 69.3° W)
• coordinate stated in text
When: El Hato Member (Paraguana Formation), Zanclean (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)
• Age after Boessenecker et al., 2019.
•The geological unit from which the specimens were obtained is the the lower member (i.e. El Hato) of the Paraguaná Formation of Venezuela. This unit is early Pliocene in age, based on the Léxico estratigráfico de Venezuela (1997).
• member-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: coastal; brown shale
Size class: macrofossils
• Carcharodon megalodon tooth embedded in cetacean vertebra.
Primary reference: O. A. Aguilera, L. Garcia, and M. A. Cozzuol. 2008. Giant-toothed white sharks and cetacean trophic interaction from the Pliocene Caribbean Paraguan6 Formation. Palaontologische Zeitschrift 82(2):204-208 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen] more details
Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis
PaleoDB collection 107489: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 09.04.2011
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