Paläontologische Zeitschrift

, Volume 82, Issue 2, pp 196–203 | Cite as

Cetacean remains from the Neogene of northwestern Venezuela



Cetacean remains from two different stratigraphic units exposed in Falcon State, northwestern Venezuela, are described. The first record is derived from the Lower Miocene Cantaure Formation and the second from the Lower Pliocene Punta Gavilán Formation, The two specimens are identified as an indeterminate species of a platanistoid Squalodelphinidae, and an indeterminate cetothere or balaenopterid, respectively.


Cetacea Squalodelphinidae Cetotheriidae Balaenopteridae Neogene Caribbean 


Neue Funde von Cetacea werden von zwei unterschiedlichen stratigraphischen Einheiten aus dem Staat Falcon, NW-Venezuela, beschrieben. Der erste Fund stammt aus der unter-miozänen Cantaure-Formation, der zweite aus der unter-pliozänen Punta Gavilän-Formation. Eines der beiden Stücke gehört zu einer bisher unbeschriebenen Art platanistoider Squalodelphinidae und das andere zu einem unbestimmten Cetotheren oder Balaenopteriden.


Cetacea Squalodelphinidae Cetotheriidae Balaenopteridae Neogen Karibik 


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© E. Schweizerbart’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidade Federal de Minas GeraisBelo Horizonte, MGBrazil
  2. 2.Universidad Nacional Experimental Francisco de MirandaCentro de Investigaciones en Ciencias Básicas, Complejo Docente Los PerozosEstado FalcónVenezuela

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