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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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 or Research Centre:||Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > 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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