Sharks and Rays (Chondrichthyes, Elasmobranchii) from the Late Miocene Gatun Formation of Panama

  title={Sharks and Rays (Chondrichthyes, Elasmobranchii) from the Late Miocene Gatun Formation of Panama},
  author={Catalina Pimiento and G. Gonz{\'a}lez-Barba and Dana J. Ehret and A. Hendy and B. MacFadden and C. Jaramillo},
  • Catalina Pimiento, G. González-Barba, +3 authors C. Jaramillo
  • Published 2013
  • Geology
  • Abstract The late Miocene Gatun Formation of northern Panama contains a highly diverse and well sampled fossil marine assemblage that occupied a shallow-water embayment close to a purported connection between the Pacific and Atlantic (Caribbean) oceans. However, the diverse chondrichthyan fauna has been poorly documented. Based on recent field discoveries and further analysis of existing collections, the chondrichthyan fauna from this unit comprises at least 26 taxa, of which four species are… CONTINUE READING


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