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.
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.
|Keyword(s) / Subject(s):||Sharks, shark, neoselachii, Miocene, Jamaica, squalids, teleosts, Montpelier Formation, White Limestone Group, fish faunas|
|School:||Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Earth and Planetary Sciences|
|Depositing User:||Charles Underwood|
|Date Deposited:||21 Jun 2005|
|Last Modified:||17 Apr 2013 12:32|
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