Red Cliff Creek (Pliocene of Costa Rica)

Where: Costa Rica (10.0° N, 83.2° W: paleocoordinates 9.9° N, 82.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• LITHOSTRATIGRAPHY: Unknown. AGE: Pliocene, on the basis of faunal correlations. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: Unknown position within section.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; siliciclastic sediments

• No paleoenvironmental data provided.
• LITHIFICATION: Unknown. LITHOLOGY: No lithologic data provided, but assumed to be siliciclastic.

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the PRI

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• COLLECTOR: Olsson, A. REPOSITORY: PRI.

Primary reference: A. A. Olsson. 1922. The Miocene of Northern Costa Rica. Bulletins of American Paleontology 9(39):1-309 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 134657: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 12.10.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication, with species-resolution identifications, and antiquated nomenclature. COVERAGE: Exhaustive for molluscs.
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
"Arca lloydi" = Anadara (Cunearca) lloydi, "Arca (Scapharca) actinophora" = Anadara (Rasia) actinophora, "Arca (Scapharca) golfoyaquensis" = Anadara (Rasia) golfoyaquensis
"Arca lloydi" = Anadara (Cunearca) lloydi Olsson 1922 ark
"Arca (Scapharca) actinophora" = Anadara (Rasia) actinophora Dall 1898 ark
"Arca (Scapharca) golfoyaquensis" = Anadara (Rasia) golfoyaquensis Maury 1917 ark
SUBSPECIES: Arca (Scapharca) golfoyaquensis medioamericana
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
"Glycymeris jamaicensis" = Glycymeris (Glycymeris) jamaicensis
"Glycymeris jamaicensis" = Glycymeris (Glycymeris) jamaicensis Dall 1898 clam
 Arcida - Noetiidae
"Arca (Noetia) macdonaldi" = Noetia macdonaldi
"Arca (Noetia) macdonaldi" = Noetia macdonaldi Dall 1912 clam
 Pectinida - Propeamussiidae
"Pecten aotus" = Cyclopecten nanus
"Pecten aotus" = Cyclopecten nanus Verrill and Bush 1897 mud scallop
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Pecten (Chlamys) costaricensis" = Argopecten uselmae
"Pecten (Chlamys) costaricensis" = Argopecten uselmae Pilsbry and Johnson 1917 calico scallop
 Pectinida - Limidae
Limaea solida Dall 1898 file clam
 Ostreida - Pteriidae
Pteria inornata Gabb 1873 pearl oyster
 Carditida - Carditidae
"Venericardia scabricostata" = Cardita (Glans) scabricostata
"Venericardia scabricostata" = Cardita (Glans) scabricostata Guppy 1866 clam
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
"Corbula oropendula" = Caryocorbula oropendula
"Corbula oropendula" = Caryocorbula oropendula Olsson 1922 clam
 Cardiida - Gastrochaenidae
Gastrochaena rotunda Dall 1915 clam
 Cardiida - Chamidae
Chama congregata Conrad 1833 jewel box
 Cardiida - Veneridae
"Chione grus" = Timoclea grus
"Chione grus" = Timoclea grus Holmes 1858 venus clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Divaricella quadrisulcata" = Divalinga quadrisulcata, "Phacoides radians" = Callucina keenae
"Divaricella quadrisulcata" = Divalinga quadrisulcata d'Orbigny 1846 clam
"Phacoides radians" = Callucina keenae Chavan 1971 clam
SUBSPECIES: Phacoides radians medioamericanus
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
"Nucula tenuisculpta" = Nucula (Nucula) tenuisculpta
"Nucula tenuisculpta" = Nucula (Nucula) tenuisculpta Gabb 1873 nut clam
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
"Leda davilae" = Saccella davilae
"Leda davilae" = Saccella davilae Olsson 1922 pointed nut clam
Gastropoda
 Ptenoglossa - Thaididae
Sistrum nodulosum Adams 1845 snail
 Cephalaspidea - Cylichnidae
Acteocina recta d'Orbigny 1845 barrel-bubble
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Oliva brevispira, "Olivella muticoides" = Olivella (Olivella) muticoides, "Olivella goliath" = Olivella (Toroliva) goliath
Oliva brevispira Gabb 1873 olive snail
"Olivella muticoides" = Olivella (Olivella) muticoides Gabb 1873 olive snail
"Olivella goliath" = Olivella (Toroliva) goliath Olsson 1922 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Olivellidae
"Oliva testacea" = Agaronia testacea
"Oliva testacea" = Agaronia testacea Lamarck 1811 snail
SUBSPECIES: Oliva testacea costaricensis
 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
"Strombina costaricensis" = Strombina (Lirastrombina) costaricensis Olsson 1922 snail
SUBSPECIES: Strombina costaricensis musanica
Columbella submercatoria n. sp. Olsson 1922 snail
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
Northia northiae Gray in Griffith & Pidgeon 1833 true whelk
SUBSPECIES: Northia northiae miocenica
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
Aphera sp.2 Adams and Adams 1854 snail
 Neogastropoda - Marginellidae
"Marginella avena" = Volvarina avena
"Marginella avena" = Volvarina avena Kiener 1834 margin shell
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
Voluta alfaroi Dall 1912 volute
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
"Murex (Phyllonotus) cornurectus" = Chicoreus (Triplex) cornurectus, "Murex messorius" = Vokesimurex messorius
"Murex (Phyllonotus) cornurectus" = Chicoreus (Triplex) cornurectus Guppy 1876 murex snail
"Murex messorius" = Vokesimurex messorius Sowerby 1841 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
"Conus marginatus" = Conus (Leptoconus) marginatus Sowerby 1839 cone shell
Conus musaensis Olsson 1922 cone shell
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Neverita nereidis Maury 1917 moon snail
 Tonnoidea - Tonnidae
Malea ringens1 Swainson 1822 tun shell
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
"Phalium moniliferum" = Semicassis reclusa
"Phalium moniliferum" = Semicassis reclusa Guppy 1873 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Cerithium costaricensis n. sp. Olsson 1922 cerith snail
 Heterostropha - Ringiculidae
Ringicula dominicana Maury 1917 snail
 Neritoidea - Neritidae
"Neritina viridemaris" = Smaragdia (Smaragdia) viridis viridemaris Maury 1917 snail
 Turbinoidea - Turbinidae
Turbo saltus Olsson 1922 snail
 Turbinoidea - Phasianellidae
"Phasianella mollis" = Tricolia mollis
"Phasianella mollis" = Tricolia mollis Olsson 1922 snail
 Trochoidea - Trochidae
"Calliostoma mancinella" = Calliostoma (Elmerlinia) mancinella Olsson 1922 top snail
Tucetona canalis
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"Glycymeris lloydsmithi" = Tucetona canalis lloydsmithi
"Glycymeris lloydsmithi" = Tucetona canalis lloydsmithi Brown and Pilsbry 1917