Cape Possession [Pliocene] (Pliocene of Papua New Guinea)

Where: Papua New Guinea (8.6° S, 146.4° E: paleocoordinates 11.3° S, 145.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From undescribed lithostratigraphy, hence stratigraphic relationships are unknown. AGE: Pliocene according to Chapman (1918), who states that a large percentage of taxa are found living in adjacent seas, but on the basis of new fossil taxa and faunal similarities with Indonesia, a Pliocene age is suggested, Dun (?) has previously stated a Pliocene or Pleistocene age. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From an unknown position with local section.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; unlithified, green sandstone

• ENVIRONMENT: Not stated in text, but appears to be relatively shallow shelf depths.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Sand, green (not glauconitic). LITHIFICATION: Unlithified, on the basis of age of extent of list.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Wade

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• COLLECTOR: A. Wade, and possibly Dun, early 1910's. REPOSITORY: National Museum of Australia.

Primary reference: F. Chapman. 1918. A report on a collection of Cainozoic fossils from the oil-fields of Papua. Bulletin of the Territory of Papua 5:1-17 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 78263: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 31.01.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Appears exhaustive for gastropoda and bivalvia, with many lists also providing foraminifera, and anthozoa. NOMENCLATURE: Material identified by F. Chapman (National Museum of Australia). Publication is not authoritative and very antiquated. Only taxa identified to species resolution are included by the enterer, to permit complete and accurate taxonomic vetting.
 Arcida - Arcidae
Arca radiata Sowerby 1840 ark
Arca clathrata Reeve 1844 ark
"Arca granosa" = Anadara (Tegillarca) granosa Linnaeus 1758 ark
 Pectinida -
"Pecten pleuronectes" = Entolium membranaceum
"Pecten pleuronectes" = Entolium membranaceum Nilsson 1827 scallop
 Pectinida - Placunidae
"Placenta orbicularis" = Placuna
"Placenta orbicularis" = Placuna scallop
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
"Corbula crassa" = Corbula (Serracorbula) crassa
"Corbula crassa" = Corbula (Serracorbula) crassa Hinds 1843 clam
 Cardiida - Gastrochaenidae
"Fistulana grandis" = Eufistulana
"Fistulana grandis" = Eufistulana clam
 Cardiida - Chamidae
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Paphia declivis venus clam
"Venus (Chione) imbricata" = Timoclea imbricata Sowerby 1826 venus clam
Dosinia pencillata venus clam
Meretrix trigona venus clam
 Cardiida - Solecurtidae
 Cardiida - Psammobiidae
"Psammobia coerulescens" = Gari (Psammobia), Soletellina cf. cumingiana
"Psammobia coerulescens" = Gari (Psammobia) clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
 Opisthobranchia - Bullidae
Bulla ampulla Linnaeaus 1758 snail
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Oliva ispidula olive snail
Oliva neostina olive snail
Oliva sidelia olive snail
Oliva acuminata Lamarck 1811 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
 Neogastropoda - Nassariidae
"Nassa gemmulata" = Nassarius (Niotha) variegatus
"Nassa gemmulata" = Nassarius (Niotha) variegatus Adams 1851 snail
 Neogastropoda - Melongenidae
"Pyrula reticulatum" = Melongena (Pyrula), Pyrula dussumieri
"Pyrula reticulatum" = Melongena (Pyrula) snail
Pyrula dussumieri Kiener 1840 snail
 Neogastropoda - Mitridae
Mitra tabanula mitre shell
Mitra variegata mitre shell
"Mitra flammea" = Mitra (Cancilla) flammea Quoy 1832 mitre shell
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Murex ternispina murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Drilliidae
"Drillia unizonalis" = Clavus unizonalis
"Drillia unizonalis" = Clavus unizonalis Lamarck 1822 snail
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
 Neogastropoda -
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
"Conus vimineus" = Conasprella (Fusiconus) vimineus Reeve 1849 cone shell
"Conus aculeiformis" = Conasprella (Fusiconus) aculeiformis Reeve 1844 cone shell
Conus glaucus cone shell
Conus ochroleucus cone shell
Conus radiatus cone shell
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
"Terebra cf. duplicata" = Terebra (Duplicaria) duplicata Lamarck 1822 auger snail
Terebra cancellata auger snail
Terebra pretiosa auger snail
Terebra strigillata auger snail
"Terebra hastata" = Hastula hastata Gmelin 1791 auger snail
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
"Strombus dentatus" = Tridentarius dentatus
"Strombus dentatus" = Tridentarius dentatus Linnaeus 1758 true conch
 Stromboidea - Rostellariidae
"Rimella cancellata" = Varicospira cancellata
"Rimella cancellata" = Varicospira cancellata Lamarck 1816 snail
 Stromboidea - Seraphsidae
 Littorinoidea - Littorinidae
Littorina scabra Linnaeus 1758 periwinkle
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Natica melanostoma, Natica orientalis, "Natica mamilla" = Natica (Natica) mamilla, Natica dubia, "Sigaretus cf. laevigatus" = Sinum, "Natica powisiana" = Polinices peselephanti
Natica orientalis moon snail
"Natica mamilla" = Natica (Natica) mamilla Linnaeus 1758 moon snail
Natica dubia Roemer 1836 moon snail
"Sigaretus cf. laevigatus" = Sinum moon snail
"Natica powisiana" = Polinices peselephanti Link 1807 moon snail
 Xenophoroidea - Xenophoridae
Xenophora aff. corrugata Reeve 1842 carrier shell
 Tonnoidea - Tonnidae
Dolium costatum Menke 1828 tun shell
 Tonnoidea - Bursidae
Bursa interrupta frog shell
Bursa tuberculata frog shell
"Bursa crumena" = Bufonaria (Bufonaria) crumena Lamarck 1816 frog shell
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
"Cassis (Semicassis) strigata" = Semicassis
"Cassis (Semicassis) strigata" = Semicassis snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
"Turritella cingulifera" = Turritella (Kurosioia) cingulifera
"Turritella cingulifera" = Turritella (Kurosioia) cingulifera Sowerby 1825 turret shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Cerithium pauxillum cerith snail
 Pyramidelloidea - Pyramidellidae
Pyramidella sulcata Adams 1855 snail
 Architectonicoidea - Architectonicidae
"Solarium maximum" = Architectonica (Architectonica) maxima Philippi 1849 sundial
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae