Middle Miocene shark teeth from the southern margin of the Pannonian Basin System (Serbia, Central Paratethys)

  • Gordana Jovanović Natural History Museum, Njegoševa 51, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
  • Nicolae Trif Brukenthal National Museum, Natural History Museum, Sibiu, Romania
  • Vlad Codrea Babeș-Bolyai University, Faculty of Biology-Geology, Department of Geology, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Dragana Đurić Natural History Museum, Njegoševa 51, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Keywords: Middle Miocene, Badenian, sharks, Paratethys Sea, Serbia

Abstract

This paper describes Middle Miocene (Badenian) shark teeth from Serbia and discusses their geographical distribution at other localities of the Central Paratethys. The shark teeth originate from Višnjica (near Belgrade), from Višnjica Clay, or the ‘Pleurotoma Clay’. The variety of sharks is very low, but according to these fossils Višnjica is the richest among Serbian localities. The sharks teeth reported in the paper belong to the following taxa: Otodus (Megaselachus) megalodon (AGASSIZ, 1835), Hemipristis serra AGASSIZ, 1835 and Odontaspididae indet. The high diversity of invertebrates (molluscs, echinoids, corals etc.) and other coeval fossil assemblages indicate a warm period (the Middle Miocene Climatic Optimum), which preceded the Middle Miocene Climatic Transition.

 

Published
2019-07-11
How to Cite
Jovanović, G., Trif, N., Codrea, V. and Đurić, D. (2019) “Middle Miocene shark teeth from the southern margin of the Pannonian Basin System (Serbia, Central Paratethys)”, Geološki anali Balkanskoga poluostrva, 80(1), pp. 29-43. Available at: https://gabp.rgf.rs/index.php/gabp/article/view/GABP1901029J (Accessed: 14June2024).
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Original Scientific Paper