Quintana 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 134675: 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 - Glycymerididae
Glycymeris castaneus Lamarck 1819 clam
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Pecten (Chlamys) levicostatus" = Argopecten levicostatus
"Pecten (Chlamys) levicostatus" = Argopecten levicostatus Toula 1909 calico scallop
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
"Crassatellites (Crassinella) bowdenensis" = Crassinella bowdenensis
"Crassatellites (Crassinella) bowdenensis" = Crassinella bowdenensis Dall 1903 clam
SUBSPECIES: Crassatellites (Crassinella) bowdenensis costaricensis
 Carditida - Carditidae
"Venericardia terryi" = Cyclocardia terryi
"Venericardia terryi" = Cyclocardia terryi Olsson 1922 clam
 Cardiida - Mactridae
"Mactra estrellana" = Harvella elegans
"Mactra estrellana" = Harvella elegans Sowerby 1825 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Cyclinella subquadrata Hanley 1844 venus clam
SUBSPECIES: Cyclinella subquadrata quitana
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
"Leda balboae" = Saccella balboae, "Leda (Adrana) quitanensis" = Adrana quitanensis
"Leda balboae" = Saccella balboae Brown and Pilsbry 1911 pointed nut clam
"Leda (Adrana) quitanensis" = Adrana quitanensis Olsson 1922 pointed nut clam
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
Voluta alfaroi Dall 1912 volute