USNM 8573 (Pleistocene of Dominican Republic)

Also known as DC 89

Where: Dominican Republic (18.3° N, 71.2° W: paleocoordinates 18.3° N, 71.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: Unknown lithosratigraphy. From "coast limestone". AGE: Undifferentiated Pleistocene. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: Unknown position within section.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified limestone

• ENVIRONMENT: Environmental data not reported in text.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Limestone. LITHIFICATION: Lithified, assumed on the basis of facies description.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Condit; reposited in the USNM

• COLLECTOR: D. C. Condit. REPOSITORY: Not stated, but numbers presumably correspond to USGS collections, hence probably reposited in USNM.

Primary reference: T. W. Vaughan, W. Cooke, D. D. Condit, C. P. Ross, W. P. Woodring and F. C. Calkins. 1921. A geological reconnaissance of the Dominican Republic. Geological Survey of the Dominican Republic Memoir 1:1-268 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 75419: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 09.10.2007

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Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Includes anthozoans, bivalves and gastropods.
 Arcida - Arcidae
Anadara (Larkinia) notabilis Röding 1798 ark
 Scleractinia - Agariciidae
Agaricia sp. n. sp.
Agaricia sp. n. sp. Lamarck 1801 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
Siderastrea siderea Ellis and Solander 1786 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pachyphyllidae
Dichocoenia stokesi Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montastraeidae
"Orbicella annularis" = Montastrea imperatoris, "Orbicella cavernosa" = Montastrea cavernosa
"Orbicella annularis" = Montastrea imperatoris Vaughan 1919 stony coral
"Orbicella cavernosa" = Montastrea cavernosa Linne 1767 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
Madracis decactis Lyman 1859 stony coral
Stephanocoenia intersepta Esper 1795 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Solenastrea bournoni, "Maeandra areolata" = Manicina areolata
Solenastrea bournoni Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 stony coral
"Maeandra areolata" = Manicina areolata Linnaeus 1758 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Oculinidae
Oculina valenciennesi Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 stony coral