NMB #10709 - Grand Bay Fm (Carriacou): Middle Miocene, Grenada

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Bivalvia - Cardiida - Glossidae
Meiocardia cf. agassizi Dall 1886
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Olividae
Oliva (? Strephonella) delata Jung 1971
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
Cymatophos glareosus Jung 1971
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Mitridae
Mitra limata Jung 1971
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus sp. Linnaeus 1758
Gastropoda - Ficidae
Ficus carriacouensis Trechmann 1935
Gastropoda - Naticidae
Polinices prolacteus
Gastropoda - Calyptraeidae
Crucibulum sp. Schumacher 1817
Gastropoda - Personidae
Distorsio clathrata (Lamarck 1816)
2 specimens
Gastropoda - Bursidae
Bursa rugosa (Sowerby 1835)
2 specimens
Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Rhinoclavis (Ochetoclava) sp. (Woodring 1928)
Gastropoda - Architectonicidae
Architectonica (Architectonica) nobilis (Röding 1798)
Subspecies: Architectonica (A.) nobilis karsteni
    = Architectonica kartseni
Landau and Marques da Silva 2010
Gastropoda - Pleurotomariida - Pleurotomariidae
Pleurotomaria (Perotrochus) cf. quoyana
Gastropoda - Trochidae
Calliostoma sp. Swainson 1840
Calliostoma cf. tarltonense Jung 1971
Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae
Stylophora cf. imperatoris Vaughan 1919
Pocillopora cf. baracoaensis Vaughan 1919
Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Dendrophylliidae indet. Gray 1847
Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Oculinidae
Madrepora sp. Linne 1758
Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Caryophylliidae indet. Gray 1847
Desmophyllum sp. Ehrenberg 1834
see common names

Coordinates: 12.5° North, 61.4° West (view map)
Paleocoordinates:12.2° North, 61.1° West
Basis of coordinate:estimated from map
Geographic resolution:outcrop
Period:Neogene Epoch:Miocene
10 m.y. bin:Cenozoic 5
Key time interval:Middle Miocene
Age range of interval:15.97000 - 11.60800 m.y. ago
Formation:Grand Bay
Local section:Tarltons Point
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 sandy facies of the Grand Bay Fm. Jung (1971) assigns this a Middle Miocene age based on faunal affinities with other circum-Caribbean units.
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology: poorly lithified tuff
Includes fossils?Y
Lithology description: Tuffaceous facies. 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:transition zone/lower shoreface
Geology comments: Most collections of the Grand Bay Fm may have lived in inner shelf depths of 20-50 m, although some may be deeper, or at least have had shallow-water fauna transported offshore. The fauna of the tuffaceous facies appears to have been deposited in slightly shallower water and is here assigned a "transition zone/lw shoreface" environment.
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:58681
Authorizer:A. Hendy, W. Kiessling Enterer:A. Hendy, U. Merkel
Modifier:A. Hendy Research group:marine invertebrate
Created:2006-02-20 10:27:19 Last modified:2013-11-25 13:37:23
Access level:the public Released:2006-02-20 10:27:19
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]