Kendace Siltstone, Belmont Fm, Carriacou (Miocene of Grenada)

Where: Grenada (12.5° N, 61.4° W: paleocoordinates 12.2° N, 60.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Kendace Calcareous Silt Member (Belmont Formation), Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)

• 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.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep-water; poorly lithified, calcareous siltstone

• Probably deposited in deep-water, approximately greater than 200, but no deeper than 800 m.
• 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

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the NMB

Collection methods: surface (float), surface (in situ),

• COLLECTOR: Unknown. REPOSITORY: Probably, Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel, Switzerland.

Primary reference: 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]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 111216: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 21.06.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Limited to gastropods, and does not list bivalves. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication, with modern nomenclature, and species-resolution identifications.
 Tonnoidea - Ranellidae
Sassia cf. apenninica Sassi 1827 triton shell
 Tonnoidea - Personidae
Distorsio mcgintyi Emerson and Puffer 1953 snail
Distorsio clathrata Lamarck 1816 snail
 Tonnoidea - Bursidae
Bursa rugosa Sowerby 1835 frog shell
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
Echinophoria famulans Jung 1971 snail