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    The shark Carcharhinus sp. from the Middle Eocene of Jamaica and the Eocene record of Carcharhinus

    Underwood, Charlie J. and Gunter, G.C. (2012) The shark Carcharhinus sp. from the Middle Eocene of Jamaica and the Eocene record of Carcharhinus. Caribbean Journal of Earth Science 44 , pp. 25-30. ISSN 0799-0901.

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    Abstract

    An upper tooth of a previously unrecorded species of the shark Carcharhinus was recovered from the Middle Eocene of Jamaica. This represents one of the oldest examples of the genus, which today is one of the dominant groups of predators within a variety of tropical environments. This is also the oldest record of a carcharhinid shark from marginal marine facies and confirms that the early radiation of Carcharhinus occurred within Tethyan regions.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Eocene, shark, Carcharhinus, Jamaica, Guys Hill formation
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Earth and Planetary Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2016 15:23
    Last Modified: 24 Jan 2017 17:02
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/15386

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