Niau atoll (Pleistocene of French Polynesia)

Where: French Polynesia (16.2° S, 146.3° W: paleocoordinates 16.2° S, 146.3° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: B. Salvat, J. Trondle, and J. Letourneux. 2018. Pleistocene mollusc assemblage in the slightly raised atoll lagoon of Niau (Tuamotu, French Polynesia). Paläontologische Gesellschaft [W. Kiessling/M. Krause]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 194003: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 11.06.2018

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Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
Acar congenita Smith 1885 miniature ark
Barbatia foliata Forsskal 1775 clam
 Arcida - Philobryidae
Cratis kanekoi Hayami and Kase 1993 clam
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Neopycnodonte cochlear Poli 1795 oyster
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Dendostrea sandvichensis Sowerby 1871 oyster
 Ostreida - Pteriidae
Electroma alacorvi Dillwyn 1817 pearl oyster
Pinctada maculata Gould 1850 pearl oyster
 Mytilida - Crenellidae
Musculus viridulus Adams 1871 mussel
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
"Dacrydium sp." = Dacrydium, Modiolus auriculatus
"Dacrydium sp." = Dacrydium Torell 1859 mussel
Modiolus auriculatus Krauss 1848 mussel
 Cardiida - Chamidae
Chama limbula Lamarck 1819 jewel box
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Gafrarium sp. Ršding 1798 venus clam
Gafrarium harteae Huber 2010 venus clam
 Cardiida -
Scissulina dispar Conrad 1837 clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Semelangulus crebrimaculatus Sowerby 1868 tellin clam
Jactellina clathrata Deshayes 1835 tellin clam
Pinguitellina robusta Hanley 1844 tellin clam
Scutarcopagia scobinata Linnaeus 1758 tellin clam
Tonganaella perna Spengler 1798 tellin clam
Tellina palatum tellin clam
"Tellinella virgata" = Tellina (Tellinella) virgata Linnaeus 1758 tellin clam
 Cardiida - Psammobiidae
Soletellina sp. Blainville 1824 sunset shell
 Cardiida - Semelidae
Semele sp. Schumacher 1817 clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Fragum fragum Linnaeus 1758 cockle
Lunulicardia sp. Gray 1853 cockle
"Tridacna squamosa" = Tridacna (Chametrachea) squamosa cockle
Tridacna maxima Roeding 1798 cockle
"Tridacna gigas" = Tridacna (Tridacna) gigas Linnaeus 1758 cockle
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Ctena bella Conrad 1837 clam
Codakia punctata Linnaeus 1758 clam
Gastropoda
 Ptenoglossa - Thaididae
Drupella margariticola Broderip 1833 snail
 Opisthobranchia - Bullidae
Bulla vernicosa Gould 1859 snail
 Opisthobranchia - Cylichnidae
Acteocina sandwicensis Pease 1860 barrel-bubble
 Opisthobranchia - Haminoeidae
Atys cf. multistriatus Schepman 1913 snail
 Opisthobranchia -
Limulatys cf. muscarius Gould 1859 snail
 Triphoroidea - Triphoridae
Triphora sp. Blainville 1828 snail
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Oliva sp. Bruguière 1789 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
Seminella sp. Pease 1868 snail
 Neogastropoda - Nassariidae
Nassarius "sp. 1" Duméril 1806 snail
Nassarius "sp. 2" Duméril 1806 snail
Nassarius bellulus Adams 1852 snail
Nassarius papillosus Linnaeus 1758 snail
 Neogastropoda - Mitridae
Mitra litterata Lamarck 1811 mitre shell
Mitra saltata Pease 1865 mitre shell
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus pertusus Bruguière 1792 cone shell
Conus tessulatus Born 1778 cone shell
Conus marmoreus Linnaeus 1758 cone shell
Conus catus Hwass in Bruguiére 1792 cone shell
Conus eburneus Bruguière 1792 cone shell
"Conus litteratus" = Conus (Lithoconus) litteratus Linnaeus 1758 cone shell
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
Terebra niauensis Troendle and Letourneux 2011 auger snail
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
Canarium mutabile Swainson 1821 true conch
Strombus blanci Tröndlé and Salvat 2010 conch
"Gibberulus gibbosus" = Strombus (Gibberulus) conch
 Littorinoidea - Littorinidae
Peasiella conoidalis Pease 1868 periwinkle
Littoraria coccinea Gmelin 1791 periwinkle
 Cingulopsoidea - Rastodentidae
Rastodens cf. labiosa Kay 1979 snail
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
"Notocochlis gualteriana" = Natica gualteriana, Polinices mammilla
"Notocochlis gualteriana" = Natica gualteriana Récluz 1843 moon snail
Polinices mammilla Linnaeus 1758 moon snail
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
Lyncina carneola Linnaeus 1758 purple-mouthed cowry
Mauritia scurra Gmelin 1791 cowry
Mauritia maculifera Schilder 1932 cowry
Naria erosa Linnaeus 1758 cowry
Monetaria moneta Linnaeus 1758 cowry
 Tonnoidea - Ranellidae
Gutturnium muricinum Röding 1798 triton shell
 Tonnoidea - Tonnidae
Malea pomum Linnaeus 1758 tun shell
 Rissooidea - Barleeidae
Protobarleeia myersi Ladd 1966 snail
 Rissooidea - Rissoidae
Zebina sp. Adams and Adams 1854 snail
Rissoina tenuistriata Pease 1868 snail
Rissoina cerithiiformis Tryon 1887 snail
Rissoina oryza Garrett 1873 snail
Simulamerelina sp. Ponder 1985 snail
Paraseila cf. heronensis Laseron 1951 snail
 Rissooidea - Vitrinellidae
Circulus sp. Jeffreys 1842 snail
 Truncatelloidea - Truncatellidae
 Truncatelloidea - Tornidae
Tornus sp. Turton and Kingston 1830 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Planaxidae
Angiola sp. Dall 1926 snail
Angiola fasciata Pease 1868 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Scaliolidae
"Finella pupoides" = Finella (Finella) pupoides
"Finella pupoides" = Finella (Finella) pupoides Adams 1860 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Gourmya sp. Fischer 1884 cerith snail
Clypeomorus bifasciata Sowerby 1855 cerith snail
Cerithium punctatum Bruguiere 1792 cerith snail
Cerithium columna Sowerby l 1834 cerith snail
Cerithium cf. boeticum Pease 1860 cerith snail
Cerithium echinatum Lamarck 1822 cerith snail
Cerithium zebrum Kiener 1841 cerith snail
"Cerithium nodulosum" = Cerithium (Cerithium) nodulosum Bruguière 1792 cerith snail
Cerithium tenellum Sowerby 1855 cerith snail
Rhinoclavis aspera Linnaeus 1758 cerith snail
Rhinoclavis cf. kochi Philippi 1848 cerith snail
"Cerithium rostratum" = Cerithium (Ptychocerithium) rostratum Sowerby 1855 cerith snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Modulidae
Modulus tectum Gmelin 1791 snail
 Heterostropha - Acteonidae
Pupa sulcata Gmelin 1791 snail
 Pulmonata - Ellobiidae
Melampus castaneus Muehlfeldt 1818 pulmonate
Microtralia lucida Pease 1869 pulmonate
Microtralia alba Gassies 1865 pulmonate
 Neritoidea - Neritidae
Nerita squamulata Le Guillou 1841 snail
"Nerita plicata" = Nerita (Ritena) plicata Linnaeus 1758 snail
"Nerita chamaeleon" = Nerita (Theliostyla) chamaeleon Linnaeus 1758 snail
 Neritoidea - Phenacolepadidae
 Pyramidelloidea - Pyramidellidae
Otopleura nitida Adams 1854 snail
Otopleura mitralis Adams 1854 snail
Syrnola sp. Adams 1860 snail
Besla cossmanni Hornung and Mermod 1924 snail
Pyramidella maculosa Lamarck 1822 snail
Turbonilla mumia Adams 1861 snail
Herviera gliriella Melvill and Standen 1896 snail
Chrysallida pupula Adams 1861 snail
Odostomia cf. oxia Watson 1886 snail
Odostomia sperabilis Hedley 1909 snail
Miralda scopulorum Watson 1886 snail
 Turbinoidea - Turbinidae
Lophocochlias minutissimus Pilsbry 1921 snail
Astralium confragosum Gould 1851 snail
Turbo fakaauensis Troendle and Letourneux 2012 snail
 Seguenzioidea - Seguenziidae
Putilla sp. Adams 1867 snail
 Scissurelloidea - Scissurellidae
Scissurella mirifica Adams 1862 snail
 Trochoidea - Liotiidae
Lodderena emeryi Ladd 1966 snail
Allochroa layardi
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Allochroa layardi Adams and Adams 1855