Bathyal sharks from the middle Pliocene of the Romagna Apennines (Italy)
Abstract:Bathyal shark teeth are described from middle Pliocene marine sediments of the Rio Merli, Rio dei Ronchi, Rio Co di Sasso, and Rio Cugno sections cropping out near the Brisighella and Riolo Terme villages (Ravenna), in the Romagna Apennines. The teeth are referred to the species Scymnodon cf. ringens, Centrophorus cf. granulosus, Deania aff. calcea, and Pristiophorus sp. representing the first record of bathyal sharks for the Romagna region. These new data fill partly the stratigraphic gap that characterizes the Plio-Pleistocene deep-water elasmobranch record in the Mediterranean. Paleobiogeographic and paleoecologic implications are discussed.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: May 1, 2007
More about this publication?
- Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie continuously publishes current original contributions from all fields of geology, ever since its foundation in 1807. All published contributions are in the English language.
- Editorial Board
- Information for Authors
- Subscribe to this Title
- ingentaconnect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites