Punta Gavilán Formation (unspecified localities) (Pliocene of Venezuela)

Where: Venezuela (11.0° N, 69.8° W: paleocoordinates 10.9° N, 69.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Punta Gavilán Formation, Early/Lower Pliocene (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

• LITHOSTRATIGRAPHY: From the Punta Gavilán Formation, for which lithsotratigraphic relations are not discussed. AGE: Early Pliocene; this has been correlated with the Globorotalia margarita Zone by Diaz de Gamero (1970), which is early Pliocene in age. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From 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

Collection methods: quarrying,


Primary reference: W. P. Woodring. 1957. Geology and Paleontology of Canal Zone and adjoining parts of Panama. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 306(A) [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 96486: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 09.06.2010

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Limited to taxa miscellaneously mentioned in text. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication, with modern nomenclature, and species-resolution identifications.
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Oliva reticularis3 Lamarck 1811 olive snail
 Neogastropoda -
Eburna speciosa3 Rutsch 1934 snail
 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
Strombina "sp. B"2 Mörch 1852 snail
Strombina (Lirastrombina) rutschi2 Gibson-Smith 1974 snail
Strombina (Arayina) humboldti2 Rutsch 1934 snail
Sincola (Dorsina) pigea2 Olsson 1964 snail
 Neogastropoda - Nassariidae
Calophos plicatilis3 Bose 1906 snail
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
Fusinus vonderschmidti3 Rutsch 1934 snail
Pleuroploca gorgasiana3 Brown and Pilsbry 1913 snail
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
Euclia leuzingeri3, "Cancellaria (Charcolleria) terryi" = Massyla terryi7
Euclia leuzingeri3 Rutsch 1934 snail
"Cancellaria (Charcolleria) terryi" = Massyla terryi7 Olsson 1942 snail
 Neogastropoda - Cystiscidae
Persicula lavelana3 Hodson 1927 snail
 Neogastropoda - Mitridae
Fusimitra sanctifrancisci3 Maury 1925 mitre shell
 Neogastropoda - Costellariidae
Conomitra caribbeana3 Weisbord 1929 ribbed mitre
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Typhina expansa3 Sowerby 1874 murex snail
Chicoreus (Chicoreus) brevifrons4 Lamarck 1822 murex snail
Chicoreus (Siratus) domingensis4 Sowerby 1850 murex snail
Chicoreus (Phyllonotus) pomum5 Gmelin 1791 murex snail
Poirieria (Panamurex) gatunensis3 Brown and Pilsbry 1911 murex snail
Haustellum donmoorei4 Bullis 1964 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Cochlespiridae
 Neogastropoda - Drilliidae
"Crassispira (Hindsiclava) consors" = Hindsiclava consors7
"Crassispira (Hindsiclava) consors" = Hindsiclava consors7 Sowerby 1850 snail
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
Fusiturricula springvaleensis3 Mansfield 1925 turrid
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus burckhardti7 Bose 1906 cone shell
Conus jaspideus3 Gmelin 1791 cone shell
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
Strioterebrum spiriferum7 Dall 1895 auger snail
Strioterebrum meesmanni3 Rutsch 1934 auger snail
Terebra lehneri3 Rutsch 1934 auger snail
 Ficoidea - Ficidae
Ficus carbasea6 Guppy 1866 fig shell
SUBSPECIES: Ficus carbasea carbasea
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Stigmaulax beaumonti3 Rutsch 1934 moon snail
Sinum gabbi3 Brown and Pilsbry 1913 moon snail
"Eupleura muriciformis" = Euspira muriciformis3 Broderip 1833 moon snail
Polinices stanislasmeunieri3 Maury 1917 moon snail
 Vermetoidea - Vermetidae
Serpulorbis papulosus6 Guppy 1866 worm shell
Petaloconchus sculpturatus3 Lea 1846 worm shell
SUBSPECIES: Petaloconchus sculpturatus alcimus
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
"Crucibulum (Crucibulum) subsutum" = Crucibulum subsutum3, Crepidula maculosa3
"Crucibulum (Crucibulum) subsutum" = Crucibulum subsutum3 Guppy 1867 slipper shell
Crepidula maculosa3 Conrad 1846 slipper shell
 Xenophoroidea - Xenophoridae
Xenophora delecta Guppy 1876 carrier shell
 Tonnoidea - Ranellidae
Monoplex krebsii1 Mörch 1877 triton shell
Monoplex parthenopeus1 von Salis Marschlins 1793 triton shell
Linatella caudata1 Gmelin 1791 triton shell
 Tonnoidea - Personidae
Distorsio mcgintyi1 Emerson and Puffer 1953 snail
Distorsio clathrata1 Lamarck 1816 snail
 Tonnoidea - Tonnidae
Malea densecostata1 Rustch 1934 tun shell
 Tonnoidea - Bursidae
Bursa rugosa3 Sowerby 1835 frog shell
SUBSPECIES: Bursa (Colubrellina) caelata amphritites
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
Sconsia laevigata1 Guppy 1850 snail
Echinophoria hadra1 Woodring and Olsson 1957 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
"Turritella (Bactrospira) guppyi" = Turritella guppyi3, Turritella abrupta3
"Turritella (Bactrospira) guppyi" = Turritella guppyi3 Cossmann 1909 turret shell
Turritella abrupta3 Spieker 1922 turret shell
 Architectonicoidea - Architectonicidae
"Architectonica (Architectonica) nobilis" = Architectonica nobilis6
"Architectonica (Architectonica) nobilis" = Architectonica nobilis6 Röding 1798 sundial
SUBSPECIES: Architectonica (Architectonica) nobilis karsteni
 Turbinoidea - Turbinidae
Turbo (Senectus) castanea3 Gmelin 1791 snail