Quebrada Melissa, Burica Peninsula [Charco Azul Fm] (Pliocene of Costa Rica)

Where: Costa Rica (8.0° N, 82.9° W: paleocoordinates 7.9° N, 82.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Charco Azul Formation, Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• LITHOSTRATIGRAPHY: From Charco Azul Formation (Olsson 1942), which unconformably underlies the Armurelles Fm (Pleistocene). AGE: Pliocene as it is overlain by very different Pleistocene fauna Age supported by other sources, including Collins and Coates (1999). Correlated to Jama and Canoa Formations of Ecuador.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; unlithified, tuffaceous shale

• ENVIRONMENT: Deposited in deeper waters, probably between 100 and 400 fathoms.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Soft tuffaceous shale. LITHIFICATION: Unlithified, base on figured specimens and lithologic description.

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the PRI

Collection methods: quarrying,

• COLLECTORS: Presumably collected by A.A. Olsson. REPOSITORIES: Collections reposited at PRI.

Primary reference: A. A. Olsson. 1942. Tertiary and Quaternary fossils from Burica Peninsula of Panama and Costa Rica. Bulletins of American Paleontology 27(106):1-106 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 66791: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 16.10.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for gastropoda and bivalvia. NOMENCLATURE: An authoratative publication, although somewhat antiquated. However, all occurrences include species-resolution assignments and subgeneric classification.
 Arcida - Arcidae
"Arca (Scapharca) charcoazulensis n. sp." = Anadara (Rasia) charcoazulensis
"Arca (Scapharca) charcoazulensis n. sp." = Anadara (Rasia) charcoazulensis Olsson 1942 ark
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
"Ostrea megodon" = Undulostrea megodon
"Ostrea megodon" = Undulostrea megodon Hanley 1846 oyster
 Carditida - Carditidae
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Chione (Chione) vaca n. sp., "Chione (Lirophora) ebergenyi" = Lirophora, "Chione (Lirophora) kelletti" = Lirophora, "Dosinia (Dosinidia) grandis" = Dosinia (Dosinia) ponderosa, "Pitar (Lamelliconcha) mellisa n. sp." = Lamelliconcha mellisa
Chione (Chione) vaca n. sp. venus clam
"Chione (Lirophora) ebergenyi" = Lirophora venus clam
"Chione (Lirophora) kelletti" = Lirophora venus clam
"Dosinia (Dosinidia) grandis" = Dosinia (Dosinia) ponderosa Gray 1838 venus clam
"Pitar (Lamelliconcha) mellisa n. sp." = Lamelliconcha mellisa Olsson 1942 venus clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
"Cardium (Fragum) magnificum" = Ctenocardia biangulata
"Cardium (Fragum) magnificum" = Ctenocardia biangulata Broderip and Sowerby 1829 cockle
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
"Oliva angulata" = Oliva (Oliva) incrassata
"Oliva angulata" = Oliva (Oliva) incrassata Lightfoot 1786 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Olivellidae
"Oliva (Agaronia) testacea" = Agaronia testacea
"Oliva (Agaronia) testacea" = Agaronia testacea Lamarck 1811 snail
 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
"Strombina recurva" = Strombina (Recurvina) recurva Sowerby 1832 snail
Strombina fusiformis Hinds 1844 snail
SUBSPECIES: S. fusiformis penita
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
Strombinophos loripanus, "Hanetia anomala" = Solenosteira (Solenosteira) anomala, "Phos (Antillophos) rutschi n. sp." = Antillophos (Antillophos) rutschi
Strombinophos loripanus Pilsbry and Olsson 1941 true whelk
"Hanetia anomala" = Solenosteira (Solenosteira) anomala Reeve 1847 true whelk
SUBSPECIES: H. anomala burica
"Phos (Antillophos) rutschi n. sp." = Antillophos (Antillophos) rutschi Olsson 1942 true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
Fusinus mellissus n. sp. snail
 Neogastropoda - Marginellidae
Marginella sp. Lamarck 1799 margin shell
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
Turricula dulcia n. sp. turrid
Crassispira sp. Swainson 1840 turrid
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus arcuatus Sowerby 1829 cone shell
SUBSPECIES: C. arcuatus vacuanus
 Ficoidea - Ficidae
 Tonnoidea - Tonnidae
Malea ringens Swainson 1822 tun shell
 Architectonicoidea - Architectonicidae
Architectonica nobilis Röding 1798 sundial