Falcón [La Rosa Fm] (Miocene of Venezuela)

Where: Venezuela (11.0° N, 69.8° W: paleocoordinates 10.2° N, 66.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: La Rosa Formation, Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)

• LITHOSTRATIGRAPHY: From the La Rosa Formation, for which lithsotratigraphic relations are not discussed. AGE: Early Miocene. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From unknown position within section.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; siliciclastic sediments

• No paleoenvironmental data provided.
• LITHIFICATION: Unknown. LITHOLOGY: No lithologic data provided, but assumed to be siliciclastic.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying,


Primary reference: W. P. Woodring. 1957. Geology and Paleontology of Canal Zone and adjoining parts of Panama. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 306(A) [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 96484: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 09.06.2010

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Limited to taxa miscellaneously mentioned in text. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication, with modern nomenclature, and species-resolution identifications.
 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
Sincola (Dorsina) quirosana1 Hodson 1931 snail
 Neogastropoda - Turbinellidae
"Vasum haitense" = Vasum haitensis2
"Vasum haitense" = Vasum haitensis2 Sowerby 1850 snail
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
 Neogastropoda - Drilliidae
"Crassispira (Hindsiclava) consors" = Hindsiclava consors4
"Crassispira (Hindsiclava) consors" = Hindsiclava consors4 Sowerby 1850 snail
 Neogastropoda - Borsoniidae
Microdrillia trina4 Mansfield 1925 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella abrupta2 Spieker 1922 turret shell