USNM 8625 (Pleistocene of Dominican Republic)

Also known as R 52

Where: Dominican Republic (18.4° N, 71.5° W: paleocoordinates 18.4° N, 71.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: Unknown lithostratigraphy. AGE: Undifferentiated Pleistocene. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: Unknown position within section.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; unlithified sandstone

• ENVIRONMENT: Environmental data not reported in text.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Unknown, but likely to to be sandstone given lithology of nearby collection. LITHIFICATION: Unlithified, assumed on the basis of age and likely facies.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Ross in 1919; reposited in the USNM

• COLLECTOR: C. P. Ross. 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 75424: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 09.10.2007, edited by Uta Merkel and Wolfgang Kiessling

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Includes anthozoans, bivalves and gastropods.
 Arcida - Arcidae
Anadara (Larkinia) notabilis1 Röding 1798 ark
 Cardiida - Chamidae
Chama macerophylla Gmelin 1791 jewel box
 Milleporina -
Millepora alcicornis Linnaeus 1758 fire coral
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites porites Pallas 1766 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pachyphyllidae
Dichocoenia stokesi Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Acropora cervicornis2 Lamarck 1816 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Meandrinidae
Eusmilia fastigiata2 Pallas 1766 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
"Maeandra areolata" = Manicina areolata
"Maeandra areolata" = Manicina areolata Linnaeus 1758 stony coral