Boucary Creek (Pliocene of Costa Rica)

Where: Costa Rica (10.0° N, 83.2° W: paleocoordinates 9.9° N, 82.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-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),


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 134665: 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.
 Cardiida - Mactridae
"Mactra (Mactrella) alata" = Mactrellona alata, "Mactra (Mactrella) exoleta" = Mactrellona exoleta
"Mactra (Mactrella) alata" = Mactrellona alata Spengler 1802 clam
"Mactra (Mactrella) exoleta" = Mactrellona exoleta Garay 1837 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
"Pitaria boucaryensis n. sp." = Lamelliconcha boucaryensis
"Pitaria boucaryensis n. sp." = Lamelliconcha boucaryensis Olsson 1922 venus clam
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
"Terebra berlinerae" = Strioterebrum berlinerae
"Terebra berlinerae" = Strioterebrum berlinerae Maury 1917 auger snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
"Turritella altilira" = Turritella (Bactrospira) altilira Conrad 1857 turret shell
SUBSPECIES: Turritella altilira costaricensis
Turritella gatunensis Conrad 1857 turret shell