Los Quemados - Zone G: Late/Upper Miocene, Dominican Republic

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Bivalvia - Arcida - Arcidae
Scapharca inaequilateralis Maury 1917
recombined as Anadara (Sectiarca) inaequilateralis
Scapharca golfoyaquensis (Maury 1917)
recombined as Anadara (Rasia) golfoyaquensis
Bivalvia - Arcida - Glycymerididae
Glycymeris jamaicensis Dall 1898
recombined as Glycymeris (Glycymeris) jamaicensis
Bivalvia - Carditida - Carditidae
Venericardia scabricostata (Guppy 1866)
    = Venericardia dominica Weisbord 1929
Weisbord 1929
recombined as Glyptoactis (Glyptoactis) dominica
Bivalvia - Cardiida - Veneridae
Chione hendersoni
Chione woodwardi (Guppy 1866)
recombined as Chionopsis woodwardi
Pitaria planivieta
Pitaria acuticostata
Bivalvia - Cardiida - Tellinidae
Tellina waylandvaughani
Scissula scitula
reassigned as Moerella (Scissula)
Bivalvia - Cardiida - Cardiidae
Protocardia gurabica Maury 1917
recombined as Nemocardium (Lophocardium) gurabica
Cardium serratum Linnaeus 1758
recombined as Laevicardium serratum
Cardium haitense Sowerby 1850
recombined as Trigoniocardia (Trigoniocardia) haitensis
Bivalvia - Lucinida - Lucinidae
Divaricella prevaricata
Bivalvia - Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
Leda peltella Dall 1903
recombined as Saccella peltella
Gastropoda - Opisthobranchia - Cylichnidae
Bullaria paupercula (Sowerby 1849)
Gastropoda - Architaenioglossa - Ampullinidae
Amauropsis guppyi (Gabb 1873)
recombined as Pachycrommium guppyi
Includes: Amauropsis guppyi gurabensis
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Olividae
Oliva brevispira Gabb 1873
    = Oliva giraudi Cossmann 1913
Landau and Marques da Silva 2010
Oliva cylindrica Sowerby 1850
Olivella muticoides (Gabb 1873)
recombined as Olivella (Olivella) muticoides
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
Strombina nuestrasenorae
Is this mean't to be Strombus? (A. Hendy)
Strombina pseudohaitensis Maury 1917
Strombina gurabensis (Maury 1917)
Metulella venusta (Sowerby 1850)
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
Fasciolaria semistriata Sowerby 1850
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
Aphera islacolonis (Maury 1917)
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Marginellidae
Marginella hispaniolana Maury 1917
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Drilliidae
Drillia islalindae Maury 1917
recombined as Clathrodrillia islalindae
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus tortuosostriatus (Toula 1911)
synonym of Conasprella (Dalliconus) sauros
Conus granozonatoides Maury 1917
Conus consobrinus Sowerby 1850
Conus marginatus Sowerby 1839
recombined as Conus (Leptoconus) marginatus
Conus bonaczyi Gabb 1873
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Terebridae
Terebra cirrus (Dall 1895)
recombined as Terebra (Strioterebrum) cirrus
Gastropoda - Strombidae
Strombus haitensis Sowerby 1850
recombined as Lobatus haitensis
Gastropoda - Naticidae
Natica youngi Maury 1917
Natica sulcata Born 1778
recombined as Stigmaulax sulcata
Sinum gatunense (Toula 1909)
Gastropoda - Cypraeidae
Cypraea henekeni (Sowerby 1850)
recombined as Muracypraea henekeni
Gastropoda - Tonnidae
Malea camura Guppy 1866
Gastropoda - Cassidae
Phalium moniliferum (Guppy 1866)
synonym of Semicassis reclusa
Gastropoda - Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Clava plebeia (Sowerby 1850)
Gastropoda - Turbinidae
Turbo dominicensis Gabb 1873
recombined as Turbo (Taeniaturbo) dominicensis
Gastropoda - Trochidae
Calliostoma grabaui Maury 1917
Scaphopoda - Dentaliida - Dentaliidae
Dentalium dissimile
Includes: Dentalium dissimile ponderosum
Scaphopoda - Gadilida - Gadilidae
Cadulus denticulustrigris
see common names

Country:Dominican Republic
Coordinates: 19.5° North, 71.2° West (view map)
Paleocoordinates:19.5° North, 70.4° West
Basis of coordinate:estimated from map
Geographic resolution:outcrop
Period:Neogene Epoch:Miocene
10 m.y. bin:Cenozoic 6
Key time interval:Late/Upper Miocene
Age range of interval:11.60800 - 5.33300 m.y. ago
Local section:Los Quemados Local bed:485 ft
Local order:bottom to top
Regional section:Rio Gurabo
Stratigraphic resolution:group of beds
Stratigraphy comments: From zone F. Section approximately 50 ft thick, tthough only 10 ft exposed.
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology:sideritic,gray,green lithified sandy claystone
Includes fossils?Y
Includes fossils?Y
Lithology description: Hard, greenish-gray clays with sandy layers and limonitic nodules.
Geology comments: No paleoenvironmental data reported by Maury.
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:Identifications to species level, though antiquated genus-level nomenclature.
Database number:58824
Authorizer:A. Hendy Enterer:A. Hendy
Modifier:A. Hendy Research group:marine invertebrate
Created:2006-02-24 19:50:59 Last modified:2013-11-25 13:37:23
Access level:the public Released:2006-02-24 19:50:59
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:

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]
17428 N.E. Weisbord. 1929. Miocene Mollusca of Northern Colombia. Bulletin of American Paleontology 14(54):1-310 [A. Miller/A. Hendy]