Los Quemados - Zone B (Pliocene of Dominican Republic)

Where: Dominican Republic (19.5° N, 71.2° W: paleocoordinates 19.5° N, 70.8° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Pliocene (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

• From Zone B. Section approximately 50 ft thick.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; poorly lithified, gray, blue claystone

• No paleoenvironmental data reported by Maury.
• Hard blue clay, blocky, not well-stratified, weathering grayish.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original aragonite

Reposited in the PRI

Collection methods: quarrying,

• Collections reposited at Cornell University and now reside at PRI.

Primary reference: C. J. Maury. 1917. Santo Domingo type sections and fossils. Bulletins of American Paleontology 5(30):1-43 [A. Miller/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 58819: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 24.02.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Identifications to species level, though antiquated genus-level nomenclature.
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
"Scapharca henekeni" = Anadara (Sectiarca) henekeni, "Scapharca riogurabonica" = Anadara (Sectiarca) riogurabonica, "Scapharca golfoyaquensis" = Anadara (Rasia) golfoyaquensis
"Scapharca henekeni" = Anadara (Sectiarca) henekeni Maury 1917 ark
"Scapharca riogurabonica" = Anadara (Sectiarca) riogurabonica Maury 1917 ark
"Scapharca golfoyaquensis" = Anadara (Rasia) golfoyaquensis Maury 1917 ark
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
"Glycymeris acuticostata" = Tucetona acuticostata
"Glycymeris acuticostata" = Tucetona acuticostata Sowerby 1849 clam
Spelt: Glycimeris
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Spondylus bostrychites Guppy 1867 scallop
"Pecten eugrammatus" = Argopecten thetidis Sowerby 1850 calico scallop
 Carditida - Carditidae
 Cardiida - Chamidae
"Echinochama antiquata" = Arcinella antiquata
"Echinochama antiquata" = Arcinella antiquata Guppy 1866 jewel box
Subspecies: Echinochama antiquata yaquensis
 Cardiida - Veneridae
"Antigona blandiana" = Ventricolaria blandiana
"Antigona blandiana" = Ventricolaria blandiana Guppy 1873 venus clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
"Cardium cinderellae" = Agnocardia cinderellae, "Protocardia islahispaniolae" = Nemocardium (Microcardium) islahispaniolae
"Cardium cinderellae" = Agnocardia cinderellae Maury 1917 cockle
"Protocardia islahispaniolae" = Nemocardium (Microcardium) islahispaniolae Maury 1917 cockle
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
"Fusus henekeni" = Fusinus henekeni, Latirus infundibulum, "Latirus exilis" = Dolicholatirus exilis
"Fusus henekeni" = Fusinus henekeni Sowerby 1850 snail
Also: Fusus henekeni haitensis
Latirus infundibulum Gmelin 1791 snail
"Latirus exilis" = Dolicholatirus exilis Gabb 1873 snail
 Neogastropoda - Mitridae
Mitra henekeni Sowerby 1850 mitre shell
 Neogastropoda - Marginellidae
"Marginella christineladdae" = Prunum christineladdae
"Marginella christineladdae" = Prunum christineladdae Maury 1917 margin shell
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
"Lyria pulchella" = Lyria (Lyria) pulchella
"Lyria pulchella" = Lyria (Lyria) pulchella Sowerby 1850 volute
 Neogastropoda - Turbinellidae
"Vasum haitense" = Vasum haitensis
"Vasum haitense" = Vasum haitensis Sowerby 1850 snail
 Neogastropoda - Drilliidae
"Drillia venusta" = Clathrodrillia venusta Sowerby 1850 snail
Drillia squamosa Gabb 1873 snail
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
"Drillia fusiformis" = Carinodrillia fusiformis, "Turris albida" = Polystira albida
"Drillia fusiformis" = Carinodrillia fusiformis Gabb 1873 turrid
"Turris albida" = Polystira albida Perry 1811 turrid
Also: Turris albida antillarum
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
"Conus stenostomus" = Conasprella stenostoma, "Conus haytensis" = Conus (Pyruconus) haytensis
"Conus stenostomus" = Conasprella stenostoma Sowerby 1850 cone shell
"Conus haytensis" = Conus (Pyruconus) haytensis Sowerby 1850 cone shell
Subspecies: Conus haytensis gurabensis
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Natica youngi Maury 1917 moon snail
 Vermetoidea - Vermetidae
Serpulorbis granifera Say 1824 worm shell
 Tonnoidea - Ranellidae
"Simpulum pileare" = Monoplex pilearis
"Simpulum pileare" = Monoplex pilearis Linnaeus 1758 triton shell
 Tonnoidea - Personidae
"Distortrix simillima" = Distorsio simillima
"Distortrix simillima" = Distorsio simillima Sowerby 1850 snail
 Tonnoidea - Bursidae
"Bursa bufoniopsis" = Bursa grayana
"Bursa bufoniopsis" = Bursa grayana Dunker 1862 frog shell
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
Cassis sulcifera Sowerby 1850 snail
Sconsia laevigata Guppy 1850 snail
 Rissooidea - Rissoidae
Crepitacella cepula Guppy 1866 snail
Also: Crepitacella cepula spiralistriata
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Clava plebeia Sowerby 1850 cerith snail
 Architectonicoidea - Architectonicidae
"Solarium quadriseriatum" = Architectonica nobilis
"Solarium quadriseriatum" = Architectonica nobilis Röding 1798 sundial
 Turbinoidea - Turbinidae
"Turbo crenulatoides" = Turbo (Senectus) castanea
"Turbo crenulatoides" = Turbo (Senectus) castanea Gmelin 1791 snail