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Sharks, bony fishes and endodental borings from the Miocene Montpelier Formation (White Limestone Group) of Jamaica

Underwood, Charlie J. and Mitchell, S.F. (2004) Sharks, bony fishes and endodental borings from the Miocene Montpelier Formation (White Limestone Group) of Jamaica. Cainozoic Research 3 , pp. 157-165. ISSN 1570-0399.

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Abstract

Bulk samples of Miocene carbonate sediments (deep-water chalks and shallow-water-derived calcarenites) from the Montpelier Formation (White Limestone Group) in Duncans Quarry, Jamaica, have yielded a small, but diverse, fauna of disassociated fish remains. Shark remains include the teeth of five species, four of which are squalids. A diverse, but taxonomically indeterminate, osteichthyan tooth assemblage is also present. A number of the teeth contain microborings of two ichnotaxa. The assemblage is considered to be typical of a deep-water continental slope fauna, and indicates an abrupt northern margin of the Miocene shallow-water carbonate platforms.

Item Type: Article
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Sharks, shark, neoselachii, Miocene, Jamaica, squalids, teleosts, Montpelier Formation, White Limestone Group, fish faunas
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Science > Earth and Planetary Sciences
Depositing User: Charlie Underwood
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2005
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:32
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/121

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