Moin Formation (unspecified localities) (Pliocene of Costa Rica)

Where: Costa Rica (10.0° N, 83.0° W: paleocoordinates 9.9° N, 82.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Moin Formation, Late/Upper Pliocene (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the Moin Fm, for which lithostratigraphic relationships are not discussed. AGE: Late Pliocene; following Collins and Coates (1999). STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From unknown position within formation.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithology not reported

• ENVIRONMENT: Shallow-marine, siliciclastic environment.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Vokes & Vokes

• COLLECTOR: E. Vokes and H. Vokes. REPOSITORY: Florida Museum of Natural History; USNM.

Primary reference: W. P. Woodring. 1982. Geology and paleontology of canal zone and adjoing parts of Panama: Description of Tertiary mollusks (Pelecypods: Propeamussiidae to Cuspidariidae). United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 306(F) [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 96519: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 10.06.2010

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Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Limited to taxa miscellaneously mentioned in text. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication, with modern nomenclature, and species-resolution identifications.
 Arcida - Arcidae
Acar domingensis11, "Arca imbricata" = Arca (Arca) imbricata11
Acar domingensis11 Lamarck 1819 miniature ark
"Arca imbricata" = Arca (Arca) imbricata11 Bruguière 1789 ark
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Argopecten uselmae9 Pilsbry and Johnson 1917 calico scallop
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
Varicorbula disparilis d'Orbigny 1853 clam
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Oliva reticularis5 Lamarck 1811 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
Mitrella limonensis10 Gabb 1881 snail
Costoanachis exilis3 Gabb 1873 snail
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
Hesperisternia karinae5 Nowell-Usticke 1959 true whelk
Hesperisternia tortugera5 Olsson 1922 true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
Agatrix epomis6 Woodring 1928 nutmeg
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
"Typhina expansa" = Typhina expansa5 Sowerby 1874 murex snail
"Typhis (Talityphis) expansus" = Typhina expansa8 Sowerby 1874 murex snail
Pterotyphis (Pterotyphis) pinnatus8 Broderip 1833 murex snail
Favartia (Pygmaepterys) germainae8 Vokes and D'Attilio 1980 murex snail
Attiliosa aldridgei8 Nowell-Usticke 1969 murex snail
Murexiella (Murexiella) hidalgoi8 Crosse 1869 murex snail
Chicoreus (Chicoreus) prolixus7 Vokes 1974 murex snail
Chicoreus (Phyllonotus) pomum7 Gmelin 1791 murex snail
Haustellum rubidus7 murex snail
Haustellum olssoni7 murex snail
Haustellum cabritii7 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Harpidae
Morum (Morum) oniscus8 Linnaeaus 1767 snail
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
Knefastia limonensis5 Olsson 1922 turrid
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus spurius5 Gmelin 1791 cone shell
Conus jaspideus5 Gmelin 1791 cone shell
 Cypraeoidea - Pediculariidae
Jenneria loxahatcheensis5 Smith 1936 Jenner's Cowry
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
Propustularia bartschi4 Ingram 1939 cowry
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Calyptraea centralis5 Conrad 1841 slipper shell
 Tonnoidea - Ranellidae
Monoplex comptus2 Adams 1855 triton shell
Monoplex pilearis2 Linnaeus 1758 triton shell
Monoplex krebsii2 Mörch 1877 triton shell
Charonia variegata2 Lamarck 1816 triton
Aspa marginata2 Gmelin 1791 triton shell
Turritriton labiosus2 Wood 1828 triton shell
Septa occidentalis2 Mörch 1877 triton shell
Halgyrineum louisae2 Lewis 1974 triton shell
Cymatium femorale2 Linnaeus 1758 triton shell
 Tonnoidea - Personidae
Distorsio simillima2 Sowerby 1850 snail
Distorsio mcgintyi2 Emerson and Puffer 1953 snail
Distorsio clathrata2 Lamarck 1816 snail
 Tonnoidea - Tonnidae
Tonna galea2 Linnaeus 1758 tun shell
Malea ringens2 Swainson 1822 tun shell
 Tonnoidea - Bursidae
Bursa rugosa2 Sowerby 1835 frog shell
Bursa rhodostoma2 Sowerby 1835 frog shell
Bursa scrobilator2 Linnaeus 1758 frog shell
Bursa natalensis2 Coelho and Matthews 1970 frog shell
Marsupina bufo2 Bruguiére 1792 frog shell
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
Cassis altispira2 Beu 2010 snail
Sconsia grayi2 Adams 1855 snail
Semicassis granulata2 Born 1778 snail
 Heterostropha - Ringiculidae
Ringicula (Ringicula) semistriata10 d'Orbigny 1841 snail
 Architectonicoidea - Architectonicidae
"Architectonica (Architectonica) nobilis" = Architectonica nobilis10
"Architectonica (Architectonica) nobilis" = Architectonica nobilis10 Röding 1798 sundial
 Turbinoidea - Turbinidae
"Turbo castanea" = Turbo (Senectus) castanea5 Gmelin 1791 snail
Lithopoma brevispinum5 Lamarck 1822 snail