The occurrence of early Pleistocene marine fish remains from the Gulf Coast of Mobile County, Alabama, USA

  title={The occurrence of early Pleistocene marine fish remains from the Gulf Coast of Mobile County, Alabama, USA},
  author={Jun A. Ebersole and Sandy M. Ebersole and David J. Cicimurri},
  pages={115 - 97}
Abstract We examined 91 specimens recovered as beach wash on the shores of Dauphin Island and the nearby Sand/ Pelican Island Complex located in the northern Gulf of Mexico in Mobile County, Alabama, USA. A total of 12 unequivocal taxa were identified within our sample, including Carcharias taurus, Carcharodon carcharias, Cosmopolitodus hastalis, Carcharhinus leucas, Carcharhinus sp. cf. C. longimanus, Carcharhinus obscurus, Carcharhinus sp. cf. C. plumbeus, Negaprion brevirostris, Galeocerdo… 

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    Acta Palaeontologica Romaniae
  • 2021
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