Giant-toothed white sharks and cetacean trophic interaction from the Pliocene Caribbean Paraguaná Formation

@article{Aguilera2008GianttoothedWS,
  title={Giant-toothed white sharks and cetacean trophic interaction from the Pliocene Caribbean Paraguan{\'a} Formation},
  author={Orangel A. Aguilera and L. Garc{\'i}a and Mario A. Cozzuol},
  journal={Pal{\"a}ontologische Zeitschrift},
  year={2008},
  volume={82},
  pages={204-208}
}
  • Orangel A. Aguilera, L. García, Mario A. Cozzuol
  • Published 2008
  • Biology
  • Paläontologische Zeitschrift
  • The role of the extinct giant-toothed white sharkCarcharodon megalodon (Agassiz) in the Caribbean Neogene is discussed based on new evidence of predation on cetaceans from the Lower Pliocene Paraguaná Formation in Venezuela. Large sharks have occupied the highest trophic level in the marine environment. However, based on the recovery of a giant white shark tooth piercing a cetacean lumbar vertebra, the predator-prey relationship is discussed under the hypothesis of initial shark attack… CONTINUE READING

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