700 ft W of Brighton Pier (Miocene of Trinidad and Tobago)

Where: Trinidad and Tobago (10.3° N, 61.6° W: paleocoordinates 9.7° N, 57.9° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From unnamed lithostratigraphic unit. Presumably overlies Eocene (said to be basal Eocene) beds, and is in turn regionally overlain by Miocene through Pleistocene strata. AGE: Oligocene, and probably Late Oligocene, although correlated by the author to the "Chipolan" (=Chipola Fm of Florida, Early Miocene) in age, so perhaps younger than author suggested. Here assigned to Early Miocene on the basis of faunal composition. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From unknown position within regional section.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithified tar

• ENVIRONMENT: Shallow marine siliciclastic setting.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Preserved within asphalt. LITHIFICATION: Lithified, based on facies description and figured specimens.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression

Collected by Veatch & Maury; reposited in the PRI

• COLLECTORS: A. Veatch and C. Maury, c. 1912. REPOSITORY: PRI, Ithaca (NY).

Primary reference: C. J. Maury. 1912. A contribution to the paleontology of Trinidad. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 15:1-112 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 80168: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 07.04.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for gastropoda and bivalvia. NOMENCLATURE: An authoritative publication, but rather antiquated, though with identifications made to species resolution.
 Arcida - Arcidae
"Arca (Argina) brightonensis" = Lunarca brightonensis, "Arca (Argina) billingsiana" = Lunarca billingsiana
"Arca (Argina) brightonensis" = Lunarca brightonensis Maury 1912 ark
"Arca (Argina) billingsiana" = Lunarca billingsiana Maury 1912 ark
 Pholadida - Pholadidae
Pholas mackiana Maury 1912 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Chione guppyana Maury 1912 venus clam
 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
Columbella asphaltoda Maury 1912 snail
Columbella labreana Maury 1912 snail
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Cymia woodii Gabb 1860 murex snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Cerithium isabellae Maury 1912 cerith snail
Cerithium harrisii Maury 1912 cerith snail