Hone Creek (Pliocene of Costa Rica)

Where: Costa Rica (9.7° N, 82.8° W: paleocoordinates 9.6° N, 82.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Banano Formation, Piacenzian (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

• LITHOSTRATIGRAPHY: Unknown. AGE: Pliocene, on the basis of faunal correlations; direct date extrapolated from Bybell (1999) and Collins et al. (1999). 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 134676: 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 (Scapharca) actinophora" = Anadara (Rasia) actinophora, "Arca (Scapharca) honensis n. sp." = Anadara (Rasia) honensis, "Arca (Scapharca) auriculata" = Anadara (Larkinia) notabilis
"Arca (Scapharca) actinophora" = Anadara (Rasia) actinophora Dall 1898 ark
"Arca (Scapharca) honensis n. sp." = Anadara (Rasia) honensis Olsson 1922 ark
"Arca (Scapharca) auriculata" = Anadara (Larkinia) notabilis Röding 1798 ark
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Spondylus gumanomocon, "Pecten (Chlamys) levicostatus" = Argopecten levicostatus
Spondylus gumanomocon Brown and Pilsbry 1913 scallop
"Pecten (Chlamys) levicostatus" = Argopecten levicostatus Toula 1909 calico scallop
 Pectinida - Anomiidae
Anomia simplex d'Orbigny 1845 jingle
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Dosinia acetabulum Conrad 1832 venus clam
"Clementia dariena" = Clementia (Clementia) dariena Conrad 1855 venus clam
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
"Fusus honensis n. sp." = Fusinus honensis
"Fusus honensis n. sp." = Fusinus honensis Olsson 1922 snail
 Neogastropoda - Mitridae
Mitra aff. rudis Gabb 1873 mitre shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
"Turritella altilira" = Turritella (Bactrospira) altilira
"Turritella altilira" = Turritella (Bactrospira) altilira Conrad 1857 turret shell
SUBSPECIES: Turritella altilira costaricensis