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Serratolamna serrata (Agassiz) (Pisces, Neoselachii) from the Maastrichtian (Late Cretaceous) of Jamaica

Underwood, Charlie J. and Mitchell, S.F. (2000) Serratolamna serrata (Agassiz) (Pisces, Neoselachii) from the Maastrichtian (Late Cretaceous) of Jamaica. Caribbean Journal of Earth Science 34 , pp. 25-30. ISSN 0799-0901.


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Three teeth of the shark Serratolamna serrata (Agassiz) from the Guinea Corn Formation (Central Inlier) represent the first recorded occurrence of fossil sharks within the Cretaceous of Jamaica. This occurrence increases the known palaeogeographical distribution of S. serrata, which appears to have been global. This species is largely known from the Upper Maastrichtian, which helps confirm the stratigraphical position of the Guinea Corn Formation.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: C. Underwood is now a lecturer at Birkbeck
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): sharks, neoselachii, Cretaceous, Maastrichtian, America, biostratigraphy
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Science > Earth and Planetary Sciences
Depositing User: Charles Underwood
Date Deposited: 25 May 2005
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:32

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