Locality I, Venezuela - Weisbord (1964): Early/Lower Pliocene, Venezuela

List of taxa
Where & when
Geology
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
unclassified
Cyclostomella venezuelana
Weisbord 1962 1 specimen
Streptorygma erugata
Weisbord 1962 1 specimen
Melaniella sp.
Weisbord 1962 1 specimen
Polychaeta - Sabellida - Serpulidae
"Serpula" incompta
Bivalvia - Arcida - Arcidae
Anadara (Cunearca) cumanensis Dall 1898
12 specimens
Anadara (Lunarca) ovalis (Bruguiere 1789)
Weisbord 1964 46 specimens
recombined as Lunarca ovalis
Bivalvia - Arcida - Glycymerididae
Glycymeris (Tucetona) pectinata (Gmelin 1791)
Weisbord 1964 2 specimens
recombined as Tucetona pectinata
Glycymeris (Glycymerella) decussata (Linnaeus 1758)
Weisbord 1964 31 specimens
Glycymeris (Glycymeris) undata
Weisbord 1964 1 specimen
Bivalvia - Pectinida - Pectinidae
Pecten (Euvola) ziczag (Linnaeus 1758)
Weisbord 1964 2 specimens
recombined as Euvola ziczac
Subspecies: Pecten (Euvola) ziczag caboblancoensis
Lyropecten (Nodipecten) informal sp. A (Dall 1898)
Weisbord 1964 1 specimen
original and current combination Nodipecten
Pecten (Pecten) caribeus
Weisbord 1964 1 specimen
Pecten (Pecten) maiquetiensis
Weisbord 1964 2 specimens
Chlamys (Leptopecten) desultoria
Weisbord 1964 2 specimens
original and current combination Leptopecten
Chlamys (Argopecten) gibbus (Linnaeus 1758)
Weisbord 1964 4 specimens
recombined as Argopecten gibbus
Bivalvia - Pectinida - Plicatulidae
Plicatula gibbosa Lamarck 1801
Weisbord 1964 2 specimens
Bivalvia - Pectinida - Anomiidae
Anomia mareana
Weisbord 1964 11 specimens
Bivalvia - Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea (Alectryonia) vespertina Conrad 1855
Weisbord 1964 1 specimen
recombined as Dendostrea vespertina
Subspecies: Ostrea (Alectryonia) vespertina venezuelana
Ostrea (? Alectryonia) caboblanquensis
Weisbord 1964 1 specimen
Bivalvia - Mytilida - Crenellidae
Musculus lateralis
Weisbord 1964 1 specimen
Bivalvia - Mytilida - Mytilidae
? Lioberus marensis
Weisbord 1964 1 specimen
Crenella divaricata (d'Orbigny 1853)
Weisbord 1964 1 specimen
synonym of Crenella decussata
Bivalvia - Carditida - Crassatellidae
Crassinella aduncata
Weisbord 1964 2 specimens
Crassinella triquetra
Weisbord 1964 1 specimen
Bivalvia - Carditida - Carditidae
Venericardia (Glyptoactis) wendellwoodringi Weisbord 1964
Weisbord 1964 128 specimens
recombined as Glyptoactis (Glyptoactis) wendellwoodringi
Cardita (Carditamera) gracilis
Weisbord 1964 1 specimen
original and current combination Carditamera
Bivalvia - Cardiida - Chamidae
Chama congregata Conrad 1833
Weisbord 1964 6 specimens
Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae
Chione (? Chione) lacinosa
Weisbord 1964 2 specimens
Chione (Chione) cancellata (Linnaeus 1767)
Weisbord 1964 33 specimens
recombined as Chione cancellata
Chione (Lirophora) cultellata
Weisbord 1964 1 specimen
original and current combination Lirophora
Chione (Lirophora) riomaturensis Maury 1925
Weisbord 1964 5 specimens
recombined as Lirophora (Lirophora) riomaturensis
Periglypta aff. listeri (Gray 1838)
Weisbord 1964 3 specimens
Pitar (? Nanopitar) marensis
Weisbord 1964 2 specimens
Pitar (Hysteroconcha) dione (Linnaeus 1758)
Weisbord 1964 1 specimen
recombined as Hysteroconcha dione
? Gouldia diffidentia
Weisbord 1964 1 specimen
Transennella caboblanquensis Weisbord 1964
Weisbord 1964 4 specimens
Macrocallista maculata (Linnaeus 1758)
Weisbord 1964 48 specimens
Tivela (Planitivela) venezuelana
Weisbord 1964 1 specimen
Pleiorytis venezuelensis
Weisbord 1964 2 specimens
Bivalvia - Cardiida - Solecurtidae
Solecurtus cumingianus
Weisbord 1964 1 specimen
Bivalvia - Cardiida - Donacidae
Donax vagus
Weisbord 1964 1 specimen
Bivalvia - Cardiida - Tellinidae
Macoma (Psammacoma) hybrida
Weisbord 1964 1 specimen
original and current combination Psammacoma
Tellina (Eurytellina) punicea (Born 1778)
Weisbord 1964 5 specimens
recombined as Eurytellina punicea
Bivalvia - Cardiida - Semelidae
Semele proficus
Weisbord 1964 1 specimen
Ervilia antilleana
Weisbord 1964 4 specimens
Ervilia mareana
Weisbord 1964 3 specimens
Ervilia nitens (Montagu 1808)
Weisbord 1964 21 specimens
Bivalvia - Cardiida - Cardiidae
Trachycardium (Dallocardia) muricatum (Linnaeus 1758)
Weisbord 1964 1 specimen
recombined as Trachycardium muricatum
Trachycardium (Trachycardium) isocardia (Linnaeus 1758)
Weisbord 1964 1 specimen
Trachycardium isocardia
Papyridea aff. soleniformis (Bruguière 1787)
Weisbord 1964 1 specimen
Bivalvia - Solenida - Solenidae
Solen sp. Linnaeus 1758
Weisbord 1964 4 specimens
Bivalvia - Thraciida - Periplomatidae
Periploma margaritacea (Lamarck 1801)
Weisbord 1964 1 specimen
Bivalvia - Lucinida - Lucinidae
Codakia (Jagonia) umbonicostata
Weisbord 1964 1 specimen
synonym of Ctena
Lucina (Cavulinga) trisulcata Conrad 1841
Weisbord 1964 1 specimen
recombined as Cavilinga trisulcata
Subspecies: Lucina (Cavulinga) trisulcata blanda
Bivalvia - Protobranchia - Nuculidae
Nucula (Nucula) venezuelana Weisbord 1964
Weisbord 1964 1 specimen
synonym of Nucula (Nucula) vieta
Bivalvia - Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
Nuculana (Saccella) karlmartini Weisbord 1964
38 specimens
Gastropoda
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797
Weisbord 1962 1 specimen
Gastropoda - Epitoniidae
Epitonium sp. Bolten 1798
Weisbord 1962 1 specimen
Epitonium (Asperiscala) venezuelense
Weisbord 1962 1 specimen
Epitonium (? Asperiscala) marenum
Weisbord 1962 1 specimen
Gastropoda - Opisthobranchia - Cylichnidae
Cylichnella mareana Weisbord 1962
Weisbord 1962 1 specimen
synonym of Cylichnella bidentata
Gastropoda - Melaniidae
Pachychilus caboblanquensis
Weisbord 1962 1 specimen
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Olividae
Oliva (Ispidula) schepmani Weisbord 1962
Weisbord 1962 52 specimens
synonym of Oliva (Ispidula) tisiphona
Olivella (Niteoliva) minuta (Link 1807)
Weisbord 1962 6 specimens
Olivella (Minioliva) subfilifera
Weisbord 1962 8 specimens
Olivella (Olivella) venezuelensis Olsson 1956
Weisbord 1962 26 specimens
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda
Ancilla (Eburnea) venezuelana Weisbord 1962
Weisbord 1962 1 specimen
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
Strombina caboblanquensis Weisbord 1962
Weisbord 1962 52 specimens
synonym of Strombina (Strombina) pumilio
Anachis (Costoanachis) obesa (Adams 1845)
Weisbord 1962 1 specimen
recombined as Parvanachis obesa
Columbella williamgabbi Weisbord 1962
Weisbord 1962 1 specimen
synonym of Columbella mercatoria
Pyrene (Eurypyrene) venezuelanum
Weisbord 1962 1 specimen
spelled with current rank as Eurypyrene
Mazatlania aciculata (Lamarck 1822)
Weisbord 1962 3 specimens
synonym of Mazatlania cosentini
? Strombina galba Weisbord 1962
Weisbord 1962 1 specimen
synonym of Mazatlania cosentini
? Anachis impunis
Weisbord 1962 1 specimen
Anachis (Litoterma) exuta
Weisbord 1962 1 specimen
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
Fusinus closter (Philippi 1850)
Weisbord 1962 33 specimens
Subspecies: Fusinus closter caboblanquensis
Fusinus marensis Weisbord 1962
Weisbord 1962 1 specimen
synonym of Fusinus dilectus
Fasciolaria (? Pleuroploca) crassinoda
Weisbord 1962 2 specimens
original and current combination Pleuroploca
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda
? Alcira tropicana
Weisbord 1962 1 specimen
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
Cancellaria torula Weisbord 1962
Weisbord 1962 1 specimen
invalid subgroup of Cancellaria (Cancellaria)
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Cystiscidae
Persicula (Rabicea) interruptelinata
Weisbord 1962 247 specimens
synonym of Persicula
Subspecies: Persicula (Rabicea) interruptelinata mareana
Persicula (? Rabicea) hodsoni Weisbord 1962
Weisbord 1962 19 specimens
synonym of Persicula interruptalineata
Persicula (Rabicea) venezuelana (Hodson et al. 1927)
Weisbord 1962 8 specimens
Subspecies: Persicula (Rabicea) venezuelana lavelana
    = Persicula lavelana Hodson 1927
Landau and Marques da Silva 2010
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Marginellidae
Hyalina (Volvarina) lustra Weisbord 1962
Weisbord 1962 1 specimen
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Murex (Phyllonotus) pomum (Gmelin 1791)
Weisbord 1962 1 specimen
recombined as Chicoreus (Phyllonotus) pomum
Murex (Murex) chrysostomus (Sowerby 1834)
Weisbord 1962 4 specimens
recombined as Vokesimurex chrysostoma
Thais (Stramonita) chocolata (Duclos 1832)
Weisbord 1962 2 specimens
recombined as Stramonita chocolata
Thais (Stramonita) haemastoma (Linnaeus 1767)
Weisbord 1962 1 specimen
recombined as Stramonita haemostoma
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Mangeliidae
Kurtziella tropica
Weisbord 1962 2 specimens
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Drilliidae
Clathrodrillia mareana Weisbord 1962
Weisbord 1962 6 specimens
synonym of Clathrodrillia gatunensis
Clathrodrillia gibbosa (Reeve 1843)
Weisbord 1962 6 specimens
"Drillia" informal sp. A Gray 1838
Weisbord 1962 1 specimen
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus (Leptoconus) jaspideus Gmelin 1791
Weisbord 1962 127 specimens
Subspecies: Conus (Leptoconus) jaspideus caboblanquensis
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Terebridae
Terebra (Strioterebrum) gatunensis (Toula 1908)
Weisbord 1962 24 specimens
synonym of Strioterebrum spiriferum
Terebra (Strioterebrum) quadrispiralis Weisbord 1962
Weisbord 1962 1 specimen
recombined as Strioterebrum quadrispiralis
Terebra (Hastula) hastata Gmelin 1791
Weisbord 1962 2 specimens
recombined as Hastula hastata
Subspecies: Terebra (Hastula) hastata mareana
Gastropoda - Triviidae
Erato venezuelana Weisbord 1962
Weisbord 1962 1 specimen
Gastropoda - Naticidae
Tectonatica venezuelana
Weisbord 1962 2 specimens
Polinices subclausus
Weisbord 1962 7 specimens
Gastropoda - Vermetidae
Serpulorbis incomptus
Weisbord 1962 7 specimens
Serpulorbis cf. papulosus (Guppy 1866)
Weisbord 1962 1 specimen
Gastropoda - Calyptraeidae
Crepidula phalaena
Weisbord 1962 3 specimens
[entered as Crepidula phalaeana]
Crepidula avirostra
Weisbord 1962 4 specimens
Crepidula juliella
Weisbord 1962 1 specimen
Crepidula plana Say 1822
Weisbord 1962 1 specimen
Subspecies: Crepidula plana triangula
Crepidula (Bostrycapulus) aculeata (Gmelin 1791)
Weisbord 1962 15 specimens
recombined as Bostrycapulus aculeatus
Subspecies: Crepidula (Bostrycapulus) aculeata venezuelana
Gastropoda - Ranellidae
Cymatium (Septa) krebsii (Mörch 1877)
Weisbord 1962 5 specimens
recombined as Monoplex krebsii
? Cymatium sp. Röding 1798
Weisbord 1962 1 specimen
Gastropoda - Tonnidae
Tonna ? galea (Linnaeus 1758)
Weisbord 1962 2 specimens
Malea ringens (Swainson 1822)
Weisbord 1962 1 specimen
Subspecies: -Malea ringens mareana
    = Malea mareana Weisbord 1962
Beu 2010
Gastropoda - Rissoidae
Benthonella ? lorieri
Weisbord 1962 1 specimen
Gastropoda - Vitrinellidae
"Circulus" duracinus
Weisbord 1962 1 specimen
Vitrinella mareana
Weisbord 1962 2 specimens
Gastropoda - Caecidae
Caecum (Caecum) marense
Weisbord 1962 1 specimen
Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella maiquetana
Weisbord 1962 22 specimens
Springvaleia leroyi
Weisbord 1962 6 specimens
Subspecies: Springvaleia leroyi secunda
Gastropoda - Pyramidellidae
Odostomia ambigua
Weisbord 1962 1 specimen
Odostomia (Evalea) antilleana
Weisbord 1962 1 specimen
original and current combination Evalea
Odostomia (Evalea) mareana
Weisbord 1962 1 specimen
original and current combination Evalea
Gastropoda - Architectonicidae
Architectonica nobilis Röding 1798
Weisbord 1962 16 specimens
Gastropoda - Turbinidae
Turbo informal sp. A Linnaeus 1758
Weisbord 1962 14 specimens
Turbo (? Taeniaturbo) marensis
Weisbord 1962 1 specimen
Gastropoda - Phasianellidae
Gabrielona spahaera
Weisbord 1962 7 specimens
Tricolia rubrica
Weisbord 1962 2 specimens
Tricolia mareana
Weisbord 1962 1 specimen
Gastropoda - Fissurellidae
Fissurella (Cremides) longipora
Weisbord 1962 1 specimen
Diodora cayenensis (Lamarck 1822)
Weisbord 1962 1 specimen
Gastropoda - Trochidae
Calliostoma caribbeanum
Weisbord 1962 1 specimen
Gastropoda - Tegulidae
Tegula (Agathistoma) puntagordanum
Weisbord 1962 2 specimens
original and current combination Agathistoma
Tegula (Agathistoma) trilirata
Weisbord 1962 2 specimens
original and current combination Agathistoma
Scaphopoda - Dentaliida - Dentaliidae
Dentalium (? Antalis) sp. (Adams and Adams 1854)
original and current combination Antalis
Dentalium (Graptacme) semistriolatum
Scaphopoda - Gadilida - Gadilidae
Cadulus (Polyschides) quadridentatus
original and current combination Polyschides
unclassified
Strigilla carnaria (Linnaeus 1758)
Weisbord 1964 8 specimens
recombined as Strigilla (Strigilla) carnaria
see common names

Geography
Country:Venezuela State/province:Sucre
Coordinates: 10.0° North, 64.0° West (view map)
Paleocoordinates:9.9° North, 63.3° West
Basis of coordinate:based on nearby landmark
Geographic resolution:outcrop
Time
Period:Neogene Epoch:Pliocene
Stage:Zanclean 10 m.y. bin:Cenozoic 6
Key time interval:Early/Lower Pliocene
Age range of interval:5.33300 - 3.60000 m.y. ago
Stratigraphy
Geological group:Cabo Blanco Formation:Mare Member:Lower
Local section:Locality I
Regional section:Punta Gorda
Stratigraphic resolution:bed
Stratigraphy comments: From lower Mare Formation. The lower 10-15 ft are made up of incoherent grits and sands containing many well-preserved fossils. The lower member starts as a pebble to granule gravel or "grit". The Playa Grande and Mare formations of the Cabo Blanco Group are believed to be early Pliocene in age, and the Guaiguaza clay late Pliocene.
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology:shelly/skeletal unlithified conglomerate
Secondary lithology:very coarse sandstone
Includes fossils?Y
Includes fossils?Y
Lithology description: Comprises incoherent grits and sands containing many well-preserved fossils. The lower member starts as a pebble to granule gravel or "grit".
Environment:coastal indet.
Geology comments: Shallow-marine deposit.
Taphonomy
Modes of preservation:body
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Collection methods and comments
Collection excludes:some macrofossils
Collection methods:selective quarrying,field collection,survey of museum collection
Reason for describing collection:biostratigraphic analysis
Museum repositories:PRI
Collection method comments: Collected by Weisbord in 1955 and 1956. Collections also held at Flordia State University
Taxonomic list comments:Exhaustive for mollusca, and serpulids
Metadata
Also known as:Locality I
Database number:41543
Authorizer:A. Hendy Enterer:A. Hendy
Modifier:A. Hendy Research group:marine invertebrate
Created:2004-07-16 11:10:23 Last modified:2013-11-25 13:37:23
Access level:the public Released:2004-07-16 11:10:23
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

11132. N.E. Weisbord. 1964. Late Cenozoic scaphopods and serpulid polychaets from northern Venezuela. Bulletins of American Paleontology 47(214):111-199 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]

Secondary references:

30037 A. G. Beu. 2010. Neogene Tonnoidean Gastropods of Tropical and South America; contributions to the Dominican Republic and Panama Paleontology Projects and Uplift of the Central American Isthmus. Bulletins of American Paleontology (377-378)1-550 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]
36423 B. Landau and C. Marques da Silva. 2010. Early Pliocene gastropods of Cubagua, Venezuela: Taxonomy, palaeobiogeography and ecostratigraphy. Palaeontos 19:1-221 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]
13987 N.E. Weisbord. 1962. Late Cenozoic gastropods from northern Venezuela. Bulletins of American Paleontology 42(193) [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]
11137 N.E. Weisbord. 1964. Late Cenozoic pelecypods from northern Venezuela. Bulletins of American Paleontology 45(204):1-564 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]