USGS 9215 (Miocene of Trinidad and Tobago)

Where: Trinidad and Tobago (10.4° N, 61.3° W: paleocoordinates 10.1° N, 58.8° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From unknown lithostratigraphic unit. THICKNESS: Unknown AGE: Stated to be "Middle or Lower Miocene" in text, but potentially could be younger in more recent revisions; a Middle Miocene age is assigned here. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: Unknown.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; unlithified siliciclastic sediments

• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Unknown, presumably siliciclastic. LITHIFICATION: Assumed to be unlithified based figured specimes (free of sediment).

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Penny, Bullbrook; reposited in the USNM

• COLLECTORS: F. W. Penny and J. A. Bullbrook (unknown date, but presumably during the 1910's-early 1920's). REPOSITORY: USNM.

Primary reference: W. C. Mansfield. 1925. Miocene gastropods and scaphopods from Trinidad, British West Indies. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 66(22):9116-9125 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 74919: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 05.09.2007

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Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for gastropoda and scaphopoda. Bivalvia not listed, but presumably present. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication with subgenus and species assignments, but with antiquated nomenclature reflecting present usage.
 Decapoda - Hexapodidae
Thaumastoplax prima Rathbun 1918 crab
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Typhis sp. Montfort 1810 murex snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella aff. altilirata Grzybowski 1899 turret shell
SUBSPECIES: T. altilirata chiriquiensis and T. altilirata altilirata
Turritella (Broderiptella) caronensis Mansfield 1925 turret shell
SUBSPECIES: T. gatunensis caronensis