Ponta das Bicudas, Praia, station 6 (Pleistocene of Cape Verde)

Where: Cape Verde (14.9° N, 23.5° W: paleocoordinates 14.9° N, 23.6° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Assomada Formation, Calabrian (1.8 - 0.8 Ma)

• Between 1.1 and 0.7 Ma

Environment/lithology: slope or ramp reef; reef rocks

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: trace

Primary reference: B. G. Baarli, A. G. Santos, E. J. Mayoral, J. Ledesma-Vazquez, M. E. Johnson, C. M. Silva, and M. Cachao. 2013. What Darwin did not see: Pleistocene fossil assemblages on a high­ energy coast at Ponta das Bicudas, Santiago, Cape Verde Islands. Geological Magazine 150(1):183-189 [W. Kiessling/M. Krause/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 176656: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 24.02.2016

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Arcida - Arcidae
Arca sp. Linnaeus 1758 ark
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Spondylus sp. Linnaeus 1758 scallop
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Venus verrucosa venus clam
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus sp. Linnaeus 1758 cone shell
 Milleporina -
Millepora alcicornis Linnaeus 1758 fire coral
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Tubastraea sp. Lesson 1829 stony coral
Balanophyllia sp. Wood 1844 stony coral
 Corallinales -
Corallinales indet. Silva and Johansen 1986
 Ichnofossils -
Thalassinoides sp. Ehrenberg 1944
Gastrochaenolites sp. Leymerie 1842
Gastrochaenolites cluniformis Kelly and Bromley 1984