Vaughan et al. loc. 8557 - Rio Yaque del Norte (Oligocene to of Haiti)

Also known as C.63

Where: Haiti (19.3° N, 70.7° W: paleocoordinates 18.4° N, 69.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Oligocene to Early/Lower Oligocene (33.9 - 23.0 Ma)

• AGE ASSIGNMENT: Middle Oligocene according to Vaughan et al.. I have assigned this an Early to Late Oligocene age, pending more refined biostratigraphic data. STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From lower part of bluff; beds are steeply tilted.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithified, gray, conglomeratic sandstone

• ENVIRONMENTAL DATA: no environmental data reported. STRUCTURE: steeply tilted.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Gray conglomerate and sandstone.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying,

• COLLECTORS: C.W. Cooke (May 14, 1919). REPOSITORIES: unknown repository, possibly Geological Survey of the Dominican Republic, or the USGS/USNM.

Primary reference: T. W. Vaughan, W. Cooke, D.D. Condit, C.P. Ross, W.P. Woodring and F.C. Calkins. 1921. A geological reconnaissance of the Dominican Republic. Geological Survey of the Dominican Republic Memoir 1 [A. Miller/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 61191: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 30.05.2006

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Taxonomic list

• IDENTIFIER: presumably Cooke, Vaughan or most likely Woodring. NOMENCLATURE: antiquated, and only to species resolution, probably reflecting quality of material. COVERAGE: probably not exhaustive.
Echtracheliza sp.
two occurrences
Stylophora sp.
cf. an unpublished speices from Anguilla
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Pecten (Aequipecten) sp." = Aequipecten
"Pecten (Aequipecten) sp." = Aequipecten Fischer 1886 scallop
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Cardiida - Chamidae
Chama sp. Linnaeus 1758 jewel box
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus sp. Linnaeus 1758 cone shell
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
Strombus sp. Linnaeus 1758 conch
 Sorbeoconcha - Potamididae
"Potamides ? ormei" = Potamides suprasulcatus
"Potamides ? ormei" = Potamides suprasulcatus Gabb 1873 horn snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Cerithium sp. Bruguière 1789 cerith snail
large species; two occurrences
 Scleractinia - Actinacididae
Actinacis sp. d'Orbigny 1849 stony coral
near an Antiguan species
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Goniopora aff. microscopica Duncan 1863 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montastraeidae
"Orbicella aff. canalis" = Montastraea endothecata
"Orbicella aff. canalis" = Montastraea endothecata Duncan 1863 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Acropora sp. Oken 1815 stony coral
near an Antiguan species
Astreopora sp. Blainville 1830 stony coral
near species in Antigua and the Pepino Fm of Puerto Rico
 Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae
Pocillopora sp. Lamarck 1816 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
"Cyathomorpha tenuis" = Agathiphyllia tenuis Duncan 1863 stony coral
Antiguastrea cellulosa Duncan 1863 stony coral