La fauna de La Barranca de Sana Maria, Tatetla (Pliocene to of Mexico)

Where: Veracruz, Mexico (19.3° N, 97.0° W: paleocoordinates 19.4° N, 96.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Pliocene to Late/Upper Pliocene (3.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• Unknown lithostratigraphic data. Table of known taxon biostratigraphic distribution suggests a Pliocene age. Many taxa are known from the Recent and Plio-Pleistocene units. Text also suggests an "superior Pliocene" or Post-Pleistocene age.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; siliciclastic sediments

• Unknown environmental and geologic data
• Unknown lithologic data. Seems likely to be from siliciclastic lithologies.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Missing supplementary information as text is in spanish. Will derive this at a later stage. Unknown museum repositary for this collection

Primary reference: E. Bose. 1906. Sobre algunas faunas terciarias. Boletin del Instituto Geologico de Mexico 22 [A. Miller/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 59292: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 25.03.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Appears to result from collections by Spencer (1897) and Bose (1906).
Maxillopoda
 Sessilia - Balanidae
Balanus eburneus Gould 1841 barnacle
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
"Arca (Barbatia) taeniata" = Calloarca (Taeniarca) taeniata
"Arca (Barbatia) taeniata" = Calloarca (Taeniarca) taeniata Dall 1898 clam
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Pecten aztecus Bose 1906 scallop
"Amussium mortoni" = Amusium mortoni Ravenel 1844 scallop
 Pectinida - Anomiidae
Anomia simplex d'Orbigny 1845 jingle
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
"Ostrea virginica" = Crassostrea virginica Gmelin 1791 oyster
Ostrea costaricensis1 Olsson 1922 oyster
 Ostreida - Pinnidae
"Pinna (Atrina) serrata" = Atrina serrata
"Pinna (Atrina) serrata" = Atrina serrata Sowerby 1825 oyster
 Cardiida - Veneridae
"Venus (Chione) ebergenyii" = Lirophora (Panchione) mactropsis, "Dosinia elegans" = Dosinia (Dosinidia) elegans, Dosinia acetabulum
"Venus (Chione) ebergenyii" = Lirophora (Panchione) mactropsis Conrad 1855 venus clam
"Dosinia elegans" = Dosinia (Dosinidia) elegans Conrad 1838 venus clam
Dosinia acetabulum Conrad 1832 venus clam
 Cardiida - Solecurtidae
"Solecurtus (Tagelus) gibbus" = Tagelus plebeius, Solecurtus cummingianus
"Solecurtus (Tagelus) gibbus" = Tagelus plebeius Lightfoot 1786 clam
 Cardiida - Semelidae
Semele perlamellosa Heilprin 1887 clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Laevicardium serratum Linnaeus 1758 cockle
 Hiatellida - Hiatellidae
Panopea floridana clam
Originally spelt "Panopaea"
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Lucina (Divaricella) quadrisulcata" = Divalinga quadrisulcata
"Lucina (Divaricella) quadrisulcata" = Divalinga quadrisulcata d'Orbigny 1846 clam
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
"Oliva litterata" = Oliva (Ispidula) sayana
"Oliva litterata" = Oliva (Ispidula) sayana Ravenel 1834 olive snail
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
"Strombus pugilus" = Strombus pugilis
"Strombus pugilus" = Strombus pugilis Linnaeus 1758 conch
 Ficoidea - Ficidae
"Pyrula papyratia" = Ficus communis
"Pyrula papyratia" = Ficus communis Röding 1798 fig shell
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
"Sigaretus cf. multiplicatus" = Sinum
"Sigaretus cf. multiplicatus" = Sinum moon snail
 Xenophoroidea - Xenophoridae
Xenophora conchyliophora Born 1780 carrier shell
 Tonnoidea - Tonnidae
"Dolium cf. galea" = Tonna galea
"Dolium cf. galea" = Tonna galea Linnaeus 1758 tun shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella aguilerae Bose 1906 turret shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Echinoidea
 Clypeasteroida - Mellitidae
Encope tatetlaensis Bose 1906 sand dollar