Station 1764 [Mba Group] (Pliocene of Fiji)

Also known as DDH 13/7 (52.83-54.86 m)

Where: Fiji (17.8° S, 177.5° E: paleocoordinates 19.3° S, 177.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Mba Group, Late/Upper Pliocene (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: Estimated to be from the Mba Group, which overlies the Koroimavua Group (?Early Pliocene), and is overlain by the Verata Group (?Early Pleistocene). AGE: Late Pliocene on the basis of foraminiferal biostratigraphy and stratigraphic position. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From 52.83-54.86 m in drill core.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: poorly lithified lithology not reported

• ENVIRONMENT: Shallow marine carbonate facies.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Not stated, but presumably carbonate. LITHIFICATION: Poorly-lithified, on the basis of figured specimens.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Rodda; reposited in the USNM

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• COLLECTORS: Rodda. REPOSITORY: USNM (formely USGS collections).

Primary reference: H. S. Ladd. 1982. Cenozoic fossil mollusks from Western Pacific Islands; Gastropods (Volutidae through Terebridae). United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 1171:1-100 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 78108: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 28.01.2008

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Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Not quite exhaustive, but comprehensive for gastropods. Bivalves not covered in publications. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication, with moderately modern nomenclature, with subgenus and species-resolution assignments.
 Neritoidea - Neritidae
 Trochoidea - Trochidae