Station L389 [Futuna Limestone] (Miocene of Fiji)

Where: Fiji (18.2° S, 178.8° E: paleocoordinates 18.2° S, 178.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Futuna Limestone Formation, Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From Futuna Limestone, which overlies the Lau volcanics (?Early-Middle Miocene), and are overlain by the Koro Mbasanga volcanics (?Late Miocene). AGE: Lower Miocene according to Ladd (1945), and stage "f" of Van der Vlerk. Ladd's age is based on lyellian percentages so should be treated with caution. Lad (1966, 1972, 1977, 1982) appear to suggest a Middle Miocene age, which is adopted here. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: Unknown position within unit.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified, tuffaceous limestone

• ENVIRONMENT: Unknown environment, though presumably shallow water carbonate.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Tuffaceous limestone. LITHIFICATION: Presumed lithified, as stated to be limestone, hill capping, and with limited diversity.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: COLLECTOR: H.S. Ladd and E.J. Hoffmeister, presumably with others. REPOSITORY: Unknown, possibly the Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii, or the USNM.

Primary reference: H. S. Ladd and J. E. Hoffmeister. 1945. Geology of Lau, Fiji. Bernice P. Bishop Museum Bulletin 181 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 68294: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 14.01.2007

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COMPLETENESS: Exhaustive for echinoidea, gastropoda, bivalvia, bryozoa, brachiopoda, and decapoda. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication, although somewhat antiquated. Regular use of subgenera and species level identifications. Nomenclature vetted by A. Hendy (1/2007).
 Decapoda - Raninidae
Ranina lamiensis Rathbun 1945 crab
 Arcida - Arcidae
Arca (Arca) sp. Linnaeus 1758 ark
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Pecten lakemba, "Pecten (Chlamys) nausorensis" = Chlamys
"Pecten (Chlamys) nausorensis" = Chlamys scallop
 Architaenioglossa - Ampullinidae
"Globularia (Cernina) fijiensis" = Cernina
"Globularia (Cernina) fijiensis" = Cernina snail
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Oliva woolnoughi2 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Harpidae
? Eocithara "sp. A"2 Fischer 1883 snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus australis cone shell
SUBSPECIES: Conus australis vouensis
Conus gracilis3 cone shell
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
"Strombus (Canarium) "sp. B"" = Canarium1, Strombus sp., Strombus (Tricornis) aff. thersites1
"Strombus (Canarium) "sp. B"" = Canarium1 Schumacher 1817 true conch
Strombus sp. Linnaeus 1758 conch
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
"Cypraea (Lyncina) carneola" = Lyncina carneola
"Cypraea (Lyncina) carneola" = Lyncina carneola Linnaeus 1758 purple-mouthed cowry
SUBSPECIES: C. (L.) carneola lakemba
 Cidaroida - Cidaridae
Eucidaris metularia pencil urchin
 Clypeasteroida - Fibulariidae
Fibularia excavata sand dollar