NMB #10108 - Belmont Fm (Carriacou): Early/Lower Miocene, Grenada

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Bivalvia - Arcida - Limopsidae
Limopsis grenadinarum Jung 1971
Gastropoda - Opisthobranchia
Sphaerocina formae
Gastropoda - Opisthobranchia - Cavoliniidae
Cavolinia pycna
Clio kendacensis Jung 1971
Vaginella aff. undulata Gabb 1873
synonym of Edithinella undulata
Vaginella informal sp. A Daudin 1800
Vaginella cf. depressa Daudin 1800
Vaginella grenadinarum Jung 1971
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Olividae
? Jaspidella sp. Olsson 1956
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
Cymatophos cf. glareosus Jung 1971
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus sp. Linnaeus 1758
Gastropoda - Ficidae
Ficus ? carriacouensis Trechmann 1935
Gastropoda - Carinariidae
Carinaria sp. Lamarck 1801
Gastropoda - Naticidae
Natica (Naticarius) sp. (Dumeril 1806)
original and current combination Naticarius
Polinices ? prolacteus
Gastropoda - Cypraeidae
Pustularia (Pustularia) caribaea Schilder 1939
recombined as Propustularia caribaea
Gastropoda - Architectonicidae
Architectonica (Architectonica) nobilis (Röding 1798)
Subspecies: Architectonica (A.) nobilis karsteni
    = Architectonica kartseni
Landau and Marques da Silva 2010
Gastropoda - Trochidae
? Calliostoma sp. Swainson 1840
? Turcicula ? kendacensis Jung 1971
see common names

Coordinates: 12.5° North, 61.4° West (view map)
Paleocoordinates:12.3° North, 60.1° West
Basis of coordinate:estimated from map
Geographic resolution:outcrop
Period:Neogene Epoch:Miocene
10 m.y. bin:Cenozoic 5
Key time interval:Early/Lower Miocene
Age range of interval:23.03000 - 15.97000 m.y. ago
Formation:Belmont Member:Kendace Calcareous Silt
Local section:Belvedere
Stratigraphic resolution:bed
Stratigraphy comments: The principal, nominal sedimentary units of the mid-Tertiary succession of Carriacou are the Belmont Formation (lower Miocene), Kendeace Formation (lower Miocene), Carriacou Formation (middle Miocene) and Grand Bay Formation (middle Miocene). The collection originates from the Kendace Calcareous Silt Member of the Belmont Fm. Jung (1971) assigns an Early Miocene age. The age is determined relative (underlying) to the Grand Bay Formation, as the other units are small and poorly preserved.
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology: poorly lithified calcareous siltstone
Includes fossils?Y
Lithology description: Calcareous siltstone. From specimens presented in photgraphic plates most material from Carriacou appears to be from poorly-lithified as opposed to cemented, or unconsolidated sediments. No information provided in text
Environment:deep-water indet.
Geology comments: Probably deposited in deep-water, approximately greater than 200, but no deeper than 800 m.
Modes of preservation:body
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Preservation of anatomical detail:good
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:field collection,survey of museum collection
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Museum repositories:NMB
Collection method comments: Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel, Switzerland.
Taxonomic list comments:Exhaustive for Mollusca. Later publications may list non-molluscan taxa from these units. These are not available at this time.
Database number:58649
Authorizer:A. Hendy Enterer:A. Hendy
Modifier:A. Hendy Research group:marine invertebrate
Created:2006-02-17 09:32:02 Last modified:2013-11-25 13:37:23
Access level:the public Released:2006-02-17 09:32:02
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

16650. P. Jung. 1971. Fossil mollusks from Carriacou, West Indies. Bulletins of American Paleontology 61(269):1-262 [A. Miller/A. Hendy]

Secondary references:

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]