Pumbri 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 134666: 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.
 Arcida - Arcidae
"Arca lloydi" = Anadara (Cunearca) lloydi, "Arca pittieri" = Anadara (Cunearca) pittieri, "Arca (Scapharca) costaricensis" = Anadara (Rasia) costaricensis
"Arca lloydi" = Anadara (Cunearca) lloydi Olsson 1922 ark
"Arca pittieri" = Anadara (Cunearca) pittieri Dall 1912 ark
"Arca (Scapharca) costaricensis" = Anadara (Rasia) costaricensis Olsson 1922 ark
 Arcida - Noetiidae
"Arca (Noetia) macdonaldi" = Noetia macdonaldi
"Arca (Noetia) macdonaldi" = Noetia macdonaldi Dall 1912 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Dosinia acetabulum Conrad 1832 venus clam
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
Latirus infundibulum Gmelin 1791 snail
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
"Murex messorius" = Vokesimurex messorius
"Murex messorius" = Vokesimurex messorius Sowerby 1841 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
Terebra pumbriensis Olsson 1922 auger snail
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae
"Dentalium uscarianum" = Fissidentalium uscarianum
"Dentalium uscarianum" = Fissidentalium uscarianum Olsson 1922 tusk shell