Cercado de Mao - Bluff No. 3 [Cercado Fm]: Tortonian, Dominican Republic

List of taxa
Where & when
Geology
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
unclassified
Fissurida alternata
Bivalvia - Arcida - Arcidae
Barbatia reticulata (Gmelin 1792)
    = Acar domingensis Lamarck 1819
Hendy et al. 2008
Arca yaquensis Maury 1917
recombined as Arca (Arca) yaquensis
Noetia maoica Maury 1917
recombined as Sheldonella maoica
(1 measurement)
Scapharca cibaoica Maury 1917
recombined as Anadara (Hawaiarca) cibaoica
Scapharca henekeni Maury 1917
recombined as Anadara (Sectiarca) henekeni
Scapharca corcupidonis Maury 1917
recombined as Anadara (Cunearca) corcupidonis
Scapharca arthurpennelli Maury 1917
recombined as Lunarca arthurpennelli
Bivalvia - Pectinida - Pectinidae
Pecten thompsoni Maury 1917
recombined as Leptopecten thompsoni
Pecten eccentricus Gabb 1873
recombined as Argopecten eccentricus
Bivalvia - Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea virginica Gmelin 1791
recombined as Crassostrea virginica
Bivalvia - Ostreida - Pteriidae
Pteria inornata (Gabb 1873)
Bivalvia - Mytilida - Mytilidae
Modiolus cercadicus
Modiolus maonis
Bivalvia - Pholadida - Corbulidae
Corbula cercadica Maury 1917
synonym of Corbula (Caryocorbula) sericea
Bivalvia - Cardiida - Montacutidae
Montacuta cercadica
Montacuta maoica
Montacuta hispaniolae
Bivalvia - Cardiida - Mactridae
Mactrella cf. alata (Spengler 1802)
recombined as Mactrellona alata
Bivalvia - Cardiida - Ungulinidae
Diplodonta puncturella
Diplodonta capuloides (Gabb 1873)
recombined as Timothynus capuloides
Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae
Chione cf. walli (Guppy 1866)
Chione woodwardi (Guppy 1866)
recombined as Chionopsis woodwardi
Pitaria cercadica Maury 1917
recombined as Pitar (Pitar) cercadica
Pitaria planivieta
Bivalvia - Cardiida - Solecurtidae
Psammosolen sanctidominic
synonym of Solecurtus
Bivalvia - Cardiida - Donacidae
Donax aequalis
Bivalvia - Cardiida - Tellinidae
Strigilla pisiformis (Linnaeus 1758)
Cymatoica hispaniolae
Scissula cercadica Maury 1917
recombined as Temnoconcha cercadica
Tellina islahispaniolae
Tellina maoica
Scissula scitula
reassigned as Moerella (Scissula)
Psammacoma yaquensis Maury 1917
synonym of Psammacoma olivella
Merisca sanctidominic
Merisca crystallina (Spengler 1798)
recombined as Tellina (Merisca) cristallina
Bivalvia - Cardiida - Psammobiidae
Sanguinolaria smithwoodwardi
Bivalvia - Cardiida - Cardiidae
Cardium tintinnabularum (Maury 1917)
recombined as Trachycardium (Dallocardia) tintinnabularum
Cardium dominicanum (Dall 1900)
recombined as Trachycardium (Mexicardia) dominicanum
Cardium venustum Gabb 1873
recombined as Laevicardium venustulum
Cardium haitense Sowerby 1850
recombined as Trigoniocardia (Trigoniocardia) haitensis
Bivalvia - Solenida - Pharidae
Siliqua subaequalis
Bivalvia - Pandorida - Pandoridae
Pandora inconspicua Gabb 1873
recombined as Pandora (Pandorella) inconspicua
Bivalvia - Poromyida - Cuspidariidae
Cuspidaria islahispaniolae Maury 1917
recombined as Cardiomya (Cardiomya) islahispaniolae
Bivalvia - Lucinida - Lucinidae
Phacoides yaquensis (Gabb 1873)
recombined as Parvilucina yaquensis
Phacoides hispaniolana
Phacoides cercadica
Lucina chrysostoma Philippi 1845
synonym of Anodontia alba
Divaricella prevaricata
Bivalvia - Protobranchia - Nuculidae
Nucula tenuisculpta Gabb 1873
recombined as Nucula (Nucula) tenuisculpta
Bivalvia - Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
Leda peltella Dall 1903
recombined as Saccella peltella
Gastropoda - Epitoniidae
Epitonium cercadicum
Misspelled: Epitomium
Epitonium riparum
Misspelled: Epitomium
Epitonium minutissimum
Misspelled: Epitomium
Gastropoda - Opisthobranchia - Cavoliniidae
Cavolinia gibbosa
Listed as "Cavolina near gibbosa"
Gastropoda - Opisthobranchia - Retusidae
Retusa yaquensis Maury 1917
Volvula cylindrica Gabb 1873
synonym of Volvulella (Volvulella) oxytata
Gastropoda - Opisthobranchia - Cylichnidae
Acteocina recta (d'Orbigny 1845)
Acteocina canaliculata (Say 1826)
Acteocina triticumtritonis Maury 1917
recombined as Cylichnella triticumtritonis
Bullaria paupercula (Sowerby 1849)
Gastropoda - Opisthobranchia - Haminoeidae
Atys doliolum Maury 1917
Gastropoda - Triphoridae
Triforis calypsonis Maury 1917
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Olividae
Oliva brevispira Gabb 1873
    = Oliva giraudi Cossmann 1913
Landau and Marques da Silva 2010
Olivella indivisa Guppy 1896
recombined as Olivella (Olivella) indivisa
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
Meta perplexabilis Maury 1917
Meta islahispaniolae Maury 1917
Strombina pseudohaitensis Maury 1917
Nassarina olssoni Maury 1917
recombined as Nassarina (Nassarina) olssoni
Astyris debooyi Maury 1917
recombined as Mitrella debooyi
Anachis exilis (Gabb 1873)
recombined as Costoanachis exilis
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
Phos gabbi
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Nassariidae
Phos costatus Gabb 1873
recombined as Pallacera costatus
Phos fasciolatus (Dall 1896)
synonym of Pallacera guadelupensis
Tritia golfoyaquensis (Maury 1917)
recombined as Calophos golfoyaquensis
Alectrion cercadensis Maury 1917
recombined as Nassarius (Uzita) cercadensis
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Melongenidae
Melongena consors (Sowerby 1850)
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
Fusus henekeni Sowerby 1850
recombined as Fusinus henekeni
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
Cancellaria islacolonis (Maury 1917)
recombined as Aphera islacolonis
Cancellaria epistomifera Guppy 1876
recombined as Bivetiella epistomifera
Cancellaria barretti Guppy 1866
    = Cancellaria (Cancellaria) mauryae Olsson 1922
Jung and Petit 1990
    = Cancellaria sp. Lamarck 1799
Landau et al. 2012
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Cystiscidae
Persicula cercadensis (Maury 1917)
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Marginellidae
Marginella maoensis Maury 1917
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Volutidae
Lyria pulchella (Sowerby 1850)
recombined as Lyria (Lyria) pulchella
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Turbinellidae
Xancus praeovoideus Maury 1917
synonym of Turbinella trinitatis
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Murex cornurectus Guppy 1876
recombined as Chicoreus (Triplex) cornurectus
Murex messorius Sowerby 1841
recombined as Vokesimurex messorius
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Mangeliidae
Cythara elongata (Gabb 1873)
recombined as Ithycythara elongata
Mangilia lalonis Maury 1917
Mangilia maoica Maury 1917
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Drilliidae
Drillia henekeni (Sowerby 1850)
recombined as Hindsiclava henekeni
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Turridae
Drillia maonisriparum Maury 1917
recombined as Crassispira maonisriparum
Turris albida (Perry 1811)
    = Pleurotoma barretti Guppy 1866
Hendy et al. 2008
recombined as Polystira barretti
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus cercadensis Maury 1917
recombined as Conasprella (Ximeniconus) cercadensis
Conus recognitus Guppy 1867
synonym of Conus (Pyruconus) recognitus
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Terebridae
Terebra gausapata Brown and Pilsbry 1911
recombined as Strioterebrum gausapatum
Subspecies: Terebra gausapata laevifasciola
Terebra spirifera (Dall 1895)
recombined as Strioterebrum spiriferum
Terebra gatunensis (Toula 1908)
recombined as Strioterebrum gatunensis
Terebra cirrus (Dall 1895)
recombined as Terebra (Strioterebrum) cirrus
Terebra cambiarsoi Maury 1917
recombined as Terebra (Strioterebrum) cambiarsoi
Terebra oligomitra (Dall 1895)
Gastropoda - Strombidae
Strombus proximus Sowerby 1850
Strombus bifrons Sowerby 1850
[entered as Strombus brifrons]
Gastropoda - Aclididae
Aclis acuminatoides
Gastropoda - Eulimidae
Melanella jacululum Maury 1917
recombined as Balcis (Balcis) jacululum
Melanella tethyos
Melanella maoica
Melanella cercadica
Niso grandis
Gastropoda - Triviidae
Trivia islahispaniolae Maury 1917
Trivia suffusa (Gray 1827)
recombined as Niveria suffusa
Subspecies: Trivia suffusa var. sanctidominici
Erato maugeriae Gray 1832
Subspecies: Erato mangeriae domingensis
    = Erato (Erato) domingensis Maury 1917
Vokes and Vokes 2000
Gastropoda - Naticidae
Natica sulcata Born 1778
recombined as Stigmaulax sulcata
Sinum gatunense (Toula 1909)
Polinices subclausa (Sowerby 1850)
synonym of Polinices hepaticus
Gastropoda - Ovulidae
Ovula wisewoodae Maury 1917
recombined as Simnia wisewoodae
Gastropoda - Calyptraeidae
Crucibulum cf. pileolum
Gastropoda - Ranellidae
Simpulum antillarum (d'Orbigny 1845)
Subspecies: Simpulum antillarum var. cercadicum
    = Monoplex cercadicus Maury 1917
Beu 2010
Gastropoda - Tonnidae
Malea camura Guppy 1866
Gastropoda - Bursidae
Bursa amphitrites n. sp. Maury 1917
Gastropoda - Cassidae
Cassis sulcifera Sowerby 1850
Phalium moniliferum (Guppy 1866)
synonym of Semicassis reclusa
Gastropoda - Rissoidae
Rissoina crassilabris
Rissoina sagraiana (d'Orbigny 1842)
Gastropoda - Vitrinellidae
Discopsis derbyi
Circulus striata (Gabb 1873)
Gastropoda - Tornidae
Teinostoma sandomingense
Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Bittium canaliculatum
Bittium asperoides
Gastropoda - Heterostropha - Acteonidae
Acteon riomaensis (Maury 1917)
synonym of Japonactaeon punctostriata
Gastropoda - Heterostropha - Ringiculidae
Ringicula dominicana Maury 1917
Gastropoda - Neritidae
Neritina viridemaris (Maury 1917)
recombined as Smaragdia (Smaragdia) viridis viridemaris
Gastropoda - Pyramidellidae
Pyramidella canaliculata
Pyramidella semicanaliculata
Pyramidella diademata
Pyramidella olssoni
Pyramidella cercadensis
Pyramidella arionis
Turbonilla nanniebellae
Turbonilla turritelloides
Turbonilla riomaoensis
Turbonilla ogilvieae
Turbonilla yaquensis
Turbonilla cercadensis
Turbonilla dominicensis
Turbonilla karlschmidti
Turbonilla olssoni
Turbonilla turritissima
Odostomia yaquica
Odostomia sanctidominici
Gastropoda - Architectonicidae
Solarium stonemanae Maury 1917
recombined as Heliacus (Astronacus) stonemanae
Solarium quadriseriatum Sowerby 1850
synonym of Architectonica nobilis
Gastropoda - Turbinidae
Astralium karlschmidti
Astralium sublongispinum
Gastropoda - Phasianellidae
Phasianella punctata
Scaphopoda - Dentaliida - Dentaliidae
Dentalium dissimile
Dentalium haytense
Scaphopoda - Gadilida - Gadilidae
Cadulus elegantissimus
Cadulus phenax Pilsbry and Sharp 1898
recombined as Cadulus (Gadila) phenax
see common names

Geography
Country:Dominican Republic
Coordinates: 19.5° North, 71.0° West (view map)
Paleocoordinates:19.5° North, 70.1° West
Basis of coordinate:estimated from map
Geographic resolution:outcrop
Time
Period:Neogene Epoch:Miocene
Stage:Tortonian 10 m.y. bin:Cenozoic 6
Key time interval:Tortonian
Age range of interval:11.62000 - 7.24600 m.y. ago
Age estimate:7.9 Ma (age-depth)
Stratigraphy
Formation:Cercado
Stratigraphic resolution:group of beds
Stratigraphy comments: STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the Cercado Formation, which unconformably overlies the Baitoa Formation, and is unconformably overlain by the Cercado Formation. AGE: Late Miocene, based on Table 1 of Saunders et al. (1986); late Miocene according to Jung (1994, p. 260); direct date from Cheetham et al. (1999). STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: Bluff approximately 200 ft thick.
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology:blue poorly lithified claystone
Includes fossils?Y
Lithology description: Bluff composed of blue clays and sand with layers of marl. Tellinas abundant. Fucoids and Bryozoa in the sandy layers.
Environment:offshore
Geology comments: No paleoenvironmental data reported by Maury.
Taphonomy
Modes of preservation:body,original aragonite
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Preservation of anatomical detail:good
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:selective quarrying,field collection
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Museum repositories:PRI
Collection method comments: Collections reposited at Cornell University and now reside at PRI.
Taxonomic list comments:Exhaustive for poorly resolved section. Identifications to species level, though antiquated genus-level nomenclature.
Metadata
Database number:58817
Authorizer:A. Hendy, P. Wagner Enterer:A. Hendy, P. Wagner
Modifier:A. Hendy Research group:marine invertebrate
Created:2006-02-24 19:31:49 Last modified:2013-11-25 13:37:23
Access level:the public Released:2006-02-24 19:31:49
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

16689. C. J. Maury. 1917. Santo Domingo type sections and fossils. Bulletins of American Paleontology 5(30):1-43 [A. Miller/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]
19909 A. J. W. Hendy, D. P. Buick, K. V. Bulinski, C. A. Ferguson, and A. I. Miller. 2008. Unpublished census data from Atlantic coastal plain and circum-Caribbean Neogene assemblages and taxonomic opinions. [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]
43555 P. Jung and R. E. Petit. 1990. Neogene paleontology in the northern Dominican Republic, 10. The family Cancellariidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda). Bulletins of American Paleontology 98(334):87-144 [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]
43469 B. D. Landau, R. E. Petit, and C. M. Silva. 2012. The family Cancellariidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) in the Neogene of the Bocas del Toro region, Panama, with the description of seven new species. Journal of Paleontology 86(2):311-339 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]
31182 E. H. Vokes and H. E. Vokes. 2000. Catalogue of Tulane University fossil localities. Unpublished notes [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/P. Wagner]