Burica Point, Burica Peninsula [Burica Sandstone] (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: Burica Sandstone Formation, Early/Lower Pliocene (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

• LITHOSTRATIGRAPHY: From Burica Sandstone Formation (Olsson 1942), which underlies the Charco Azul Fm (Pliocene) and unconformably overlies basement. AGE: Eary Pliocene as it is overlain by younger Pliocene units and shows some dissimilarity to regional Miocene faunas.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; poorly lithified, pebbly, sandy conglomerate

• ENVIRONMENT: No environmental data reported though text mentions several shallow water forms. The presence of Calyptogena, Solemya, Thyasira could point to vent type fauna.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Soft tuffaceous shale. LITHIFICATION: Poorly-lithified, base on figured specimens.

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the PRI

Collection methods: quarrying,

• COLLECTORS: Presumably collected by A.A. Olsson or Mr Terry. 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 66797: 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 sp. Linnaeus 1758 ark
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Pecten cf. tumbezensis" = Leptopecten tumbezensis
"Pecten cf. tumbezensis" = Leptopecten tumbezensis d'Orbigny 1846 scallop
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Chione sp. von Mühlfield 1811 venus clam
Luciploma panamensis n. sp. venus clam
 Lucinida - Thyasiridae
"Thyasira bisecta" = Conchocele conradii
"Thyasira bisecta" = Conchocele conradii Rosenkrantz 1942 clam
 Protobranchia - Solemyidae
Solemya burica n. sp. Olsson 1942 Awning Clam
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
"Nucula iphigenia" = Nucula (Lamellinucula) iphigenia
"Nucula iphigenia" = Nucula (Lamellinucula) iphigenia Dall 1896 nut clam
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
"Phos (Antillophos) gatunensis" = Antillophos (Antillophos) candei gatunensis Toula 1909 true whelk
Cantharus amycus n. sp. true whelk
Siphonalia sp. Adams 1863 true whelk
Hanetia pelicana n. sp. true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
Fusinus sp. Rafinesque 1815 snail
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
Cancellaria sp. Lamarck 1799 snail
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
"Terebra (Strioterebrum) sp." = Strioterebrum
"Terebra (Strioterebrum) sp." = Strioterebrum Sacco 1891 auger snail
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Polinices sp. Monfort 1810 moon snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella cf. gatunensis Conrad 1857 turret shell
 Architectonicoidea - Architectonicidae
Architectonica sp. Röding 1798 sundial
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae