Estrella River (Pliocene of Costa Rica)

Where: Costa Rica (9.8° N, 82.9° W: paleocoordinates 9.7° N, 82.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• LITHOSTRATIGRAPHY: Unknown. AGE: Pliocene, on the basis of faunal correlations. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: Unknown position within section.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; siliciclastic sediments

• No paleoenvironmental data provided.
• LITHIFICATION: Unknown. LITHOLOGY: No lithologic data provided, but assumed to be siliciclastic.

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the PRI

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• COLLECTOR: Olsson, A. REPOSITORY: PRI.

Primary reference: A. A. Olsson. 1922. The Miocene of Northern Costa Rica. Bulletins of American Paleontology 9(39):1-309 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 134656: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 12.10.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication, with species-resolution identifications, and antiquated nomenclature. COVERAGE: Exhaustive for molluscs.
Bivalvia
 Cardiida - Anatinellidae
"Labiosa lineata" = Anatina anatina
"Labiosa lineata" = Anatina anatina Spengler 1802 clam
 Cardiida - Mactridae
"Mactra estrellana" = Harvella elegans
"Mactra estrellana" = Harvella elegans Sowerby 1825 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Chione rowleei Olsson 1922 venus clam
Dosinia acetabulum Conrad 1832 venus clam
"Gafrarium altum" = Gouldia alta Dall 1903 venus clam
SUBSPECIES: Gafrarium altum costaricensis
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
"Tellina (Scissula) cercadica" = Temnoconcha cercadica
"Tellina (Scissula) cercadica" = Temnoconcha cercadica Maury 1917 tellin clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
"Cardium heredium" = Trigoniocardia heredia
"Cardium heredium" = Trigoniocardia heredia Olsson 1922 cockle
Gastropoda
 Cephalaspidea - Cylichnidae
Acteocina recta d'Orbigny 1845 barrel-bubble
 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
Strombina matima Olsson 1922 snail
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
"Phos estrellensis" = Antillophos estrellensis
"Phos estrellensis" = Antillophos estrellensis Olsson 1922 true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Nassariidae
Alectrion ranuncula Olsson 1922 snail
Alectrion losquemadica Maury 1917 snail
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
Voluta alfaroi Dall 1912 volute
 Neogastropoda - Drilliidae
"Drillia estrellana n. sp." = Agladrillia (Agladrillia) estrellana
"Drillia estrellana n. sp." = Agladrillia (Agladrillia) estrellana Olsson 1922 snail
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
Terebra costaricensis Olsson 1922 auger snail
Terebra estrellana Olsson 1922 auger snail
 Tonnoidea - Tonnidae
Malea ringens Swainson 1822 tun shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Litiopidae
Alaba turrita Guppy 1896 snail
 Heterostropha - Ringiculidae
Ringicula dominicana Maury 1917 snail