Woodring Loc. 137 - Sabanita [lower Gatun Fm] (Miocene of Panama)

Also known as USGS #16911

Where: Panama (9.3° N, 79.8° W: paleocoordinates 9.1° N, 78.4° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: lower Gatun Member (Gatun Formation), Tortonian (11.6 - 7.2 Ma)

• Same stratigraphic position as following collection (52172). Lower part of the Gatun Formation. The Gatun Formation is sibdivided into three faunal zones (proposed by Thomson and Keen, 1946): lower, middle, and upper. AGE: Tortonian based on more recent dating (Hendy, 2012). Sr dating for nearby sections indicates an age of approximately 11.3 Ma (Hendy, unpublished data).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; poorly lithified, fine-grained, silty sandstone

• No specific environmental data presented.
• SPECIFIC: Soft, silty fine-grained sandstone.

•GENERAL: Massive medium-to very fine-grained sandstone and siltstone. Somewhat calcareous, or marly, somewhat tuffaceous, and with a clay-like matrix. The lower part of the formation consists principally of medium-very fine-grained sandstone.

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the USNM

Collection methods: quarrying,

• Collected by Woodring (1949). Material is also held (but not specified for any specific collection) at Stanford University, Acad. Nat. Sci. Phil., Corenell University, PRI, U. Cal. and Cal. Acad. Sci.

Primary reference: W. P. Woodring. 1957. Geology and Paleontology of Canal Zone and adjoining parts of Panama. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 306(A) [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 52171: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 28.07.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Exhaustive for gastropoda and bivalvia.
 Arcida - Arcidae
Anadara (Rasia) fissicosta5 Spieker 1922 ark
Anadara (Rasia) dariensis5 Brown and Pilsbry 1911 ark
Subspecies: Anadara (Rasia) dariensis dariensis
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Leptopecten ecnomius6 Woodring 1982 scallop
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
Caryocorbula oropendula6 Olsson 1922 clam
Subspecies: Caryocorbula oropendula stena
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Chione (Chionopsis) tegulum6 Brown and Pilsbry 1911 venus clam
Lirophora (Lirophora) falconensis6 Hodson et al. 1927 venus clam
Lamelliconcha cora6 Brown and Pilsbry 1911 venus clam
"Macrocallista (Paradione) maculata" = Macrocallista maculata6 Linnaeus 1758 venus clam
"Tivela mactroides" = Tivela (Tivela) mactroides6 Born 1778 venus clam
 Cardiida - Solecurtidae
Solecurtus broggii6 Pilsbry and Olsson 1941 clam
Subspecies: Solecurtus broggii gatunensis
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Trachycardium (Mexicardia) dominicanum6 Dall 1900 cockle
Subspecies: Trachycardium (Mexicardia) dominicanum costaricanum
"Trigoniocardia (Apiocardia) aminensis" = Trigoniocardia (Trigoniocardia) aminensis6 Dall 1900 cockle
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Bellucina actinus6 Dall 1903 clam
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
Saccella balboae5 Brown and Pilsbry 1911 pointed nut clam
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Olivella (Niteoliva) terryi3 Olsson 1956 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
Strombina (Strombina) lessepsiana3 Brown and Pilsbry 1911 snail
Anachis (Costoanachis) mira3 Dall 1896 snail
Subspecies: Anachis (Costoanachis) mira fugax
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
Strombinophos mimicus n. sp.3 Woodring 1964 true whelk
Cymatophos veatchi3 Olsson 1922 true whelk
Subspecies: Cymatophos veatchi veatchi
Hanetia dalli3 Brown and Pilsbry 1911 true whelk
Subspecies: Hanetia dalli protera
 Neogastropoda - Nassariidae
Nassarius (? Uzita) praeambiguus3 Brown and Pilsbry 1913 snail
Nassarius (Nassarius) parapristus3 Gardner 1944 snail
Subspecies: Nassarius (Nassarius) parapristus conarus
 Neogastropoda - Melongenidae
Melongena melongena3 Linnaeus 1758 snail
Subspecies: Melongena melongena consors
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
"Cancellaria (Euclia) codazzii" = Euclia codazzii4, Bivetiella dariena1, Cancellaria (Pyruclia) cibarcola4, Cancellaria sp.1, "Cancellaria (Naronia) barystoma" = Narona barystoma4
"Cancellaria (Euclia) codazzii" = Euclia codazzii4 Anderson 1929 snail
Bivetiella dariena1 Toula 1908 snail
Subspecies: Cancellaria (Cancellaria) epsitomitera dariena
Cancellaria (Pyruclia) cibarcola4 Anderson 1929 snail
Subspecies: Cancellaria (Pyruclia) cibarcola cibarcola
Cancellaria sp.1 Lamarck 1799 snail
"Cancellaria (Naronia) barystoma" = Narona barystoma4 Woodring 1970 snail
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Eupleura thompsoni n. sp.3 Woodring 1959 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus imitator4 Brown and Pilsbry 1911 cone shell
Subspecies: Conus imitator imitator
 Vanikoroidea - Eulimidae
Balcis (Balcis) jacululum4 Maury 1917 snail
Niso (Niso) mesata4 Woodring 1970 snail
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Natica (Naticarius) stenopa n. sp. moon snail
Stigmaulax guppiana Toula 1909 moon snail
Polinices stanislasmeunieri Maury 1917 moon snail
"Neverita (Glossaulax) reclusiana" = Glossaulax reclusiana Deshayes 1841 moon snail
Subspecies: Neverita (Glossaulax) reclusiana xena
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Crucibulum (Dispotaea) springvaleense Rutsch 1942 slipper shell
Calyptraea centralis Conrad 1841 slipper shell
Crepidula cf. maculosa Conrad 1846 slipper shell
 Truncatelloidea - Tornidae
"Teinostoma (Idioraphe) angulatum n. sp." = Teinostoma (Idioraphie), Teinostoma (Aepystoma) andrium
"Teinostoma (Idioraphe) angulatum n. sp." = Teinostoma (Idioraphie) snail
Subpecies: Teinostoma (Idioraphe) angulatum trochalum
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
"Turritella (Torcula) alitilira" = Torcula, Turritella gatunensis, "Turritella bifastigata" = Turritella (Broderiptella) bifastigata, Turritella matarucana
"Turritella (Torcula) alitilira" = Torcula turret shell
Subspecies: Turritella (Torcula) alitilira praecellens
Turritella gatunensis Conrad 1857 turret shell
Subspecies: Turritella gatunensis gatunensis
"Turritella bifastigata" = Turritella (Broderiptella) bifastigata Nelson 1870 turret shell
Turritella matarucana Hodson 1926 turret shell
 Architectonicoidea - Architectonicidae
"Architectonica (Architectonica) nobilis" = Architectonica nobilis2
"Architectonica (Architectonica) nobilis" = Architectonica nobilis2 Röding 1798 sundial
Subspecies: Architectonica (Architectonica) nobilis nobilis
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae
"Dentalium (Tesseracme) dissimile" = Tesseracme5
"Dentalium (Tesseracme) dissimile" = Tesseracme5 tusk shell
 Gadilida - Gadilidae