RD 21 - Pétionville-Delmas, Las Cahobas Formation (Miocene of Haiti)

Where: Haiti (18.5° N, 72.3° W: paleocoordinates 18.5° N, 71.5° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Las Cahobas Formation (Artibonite Group), Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

• Stated in text as being from "Miocene moyen et superior". Graham (1990) reports the Las Cahobas Formation as being Late Miocene in age based on floral microfossil biostratigraphy, while other authors (e.g. Van den Bold 1970, 1976) report a middle Miocene-Late Miocene age. The enterer (A. Hendy) assigns the Late Miocene age on the basis of most recent and confined age assessments.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine

• Unknown taphonomic data. Requires translation.
• Unknown taphonomic data. Requires translation.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying,

• Unknown collection repository. Requires translation.

Primary reference: J. Butterlin. 1960. Géologie générale et régionale de la République D'Haiti. Travaux et Mémoires de L'Institute des Hautes Estudes de L'Amérique Latine 6 [A. Miller/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 60104: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 01.05.2006

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Taxonomic list

• Exhaustive for marcroinvertebrates, including coelenterata, brachiopoda, echinoidea, bivalvia and gastropoda.
 Arcida - Arcidae
Arca sp., "Arca (Scapharca) golfoyaquensis" = Anadara (Rasia) golfoyaquensis
Arca sp. Linnaeus 1758 ark
"Arca (Scapharca) golfoyaquensis" = Anadara (Rasia) golfoyaquensis Maury 1917 ark
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Pecten bowdenensis" = Euvola bowdenensis
"Pecten bowdenensis" = Euvola bowdenensis Dall 1898 scallop
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
"Ostrea haitensis" = Hyotissa haitensis
"Ostrea haitensis" = Hyotissa haitensis Sowerby 1850 oyster
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea guppyi Woodring 1925 oyster
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
Siderastrea siderea Ellis and Solander 1786 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pachyphyllidae
Dichocoenia tuberosa Duncan 1863 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Heliastraeidae
Heliastrea sp. Milne Edwards and Haime 1857 stony coral