Halibete Mbr, Batuputih Fm - Atambua (Pleistocene of Indonesia)

Where: Indonesia (9.1° S, 124.9° E: paleocoordinates 8.8° S, 126.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Halibete Member (Batuputih Formation), Early/Lower Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.8 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the Halibete Mbr, which liews between the Lahurus and Nuren Members (coral reef limestones) of the Batuputih Fm, Kupang Gp. THICKNESS: From unit of unknown thickness. AGE: Early Pleistocene, on the basis of the accompanying foraminiferal and nannofossil assemblag, which indicate the zone NN19 of Martini (1971). STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: Unknown position within unit.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; poorly lithified, shelly/skeletal, gray, yellow, silty claystone

• ENVIRONMENT: Deposition is inferred to have occurred between 150 and 250 m, the bottom being swept by relativly cold currents.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Yellowish-grey, silty clay. LITHIFICATION: Poorly lithified, presumed on the basis of age and facies description.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying,

• COLLECTOR: Collected during 1954-1957 by the Geological Dept of the Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia. REPOSITORY: Geological Dept of the Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia.

Primary reference: E. Robba, S. Sartono, D. Violanti and E. Erba. 1989. Early Pleistocene gastropods from Timor. Memorie di Scienze Geologiche 31:61-113 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 67971: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 19.12.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for gastropoda. NOMENCLATURE: Identified by R. Robba, authoritative publication, subgenus and species-resolution identifications.
 Ptenoglossa - Epitoniidae
Cylindriscala sp. de Boury 1912 wentletrap
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Ancilla (Ancilla) martini Tesch 1915 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Nassariidae
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
Granulifusus niponicus Smith 1879 snail
Fusinus (Aptyxis) jonkeri Koperberg 1931 snail
Pseudolatirus yonabaruensis MacNeil 1960 snail
Pseudolatirus burcki Koperberg 1931 snail
 Neogastropoda - Mitridae
Subcancilla interlirata Reeve 1844 mitre shell
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
 Neogastropoda - Costellariidae
Vexillum (Costellaria) obeliscus ribbed mitre
SUBSPECIES: V. (C.) obeliscus teschi
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Murex (Haustellum) bonneti Cossman 1903 murex snail
Murex (Murex) troscheli Liscke 1868 murex snail
SUBSPECIES: M. (M.) troscheli verbeeki
 Neogastropoda - Cochlespiridae
Cochlespira pulchella snail
SUBSPECIES: C. pulchella corentiformis
 Neogastropoda - Drilliidae
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
"Pinguigemmula philippinensis" = Gemmula (Pinguigemmula) turrid
"Pinguigemmula thielei" = Gemmula (Pinguigemmula) turrid
"Pinguigemmula tricincta" = Gemmula (Pinguigemmula) turrid
Gemmula (Gemmula) congener Smith 1894 turrid
SUBSPECIES: G. (G.) congener congener
"Gemmula (Gemmula) birmanica" = Turris (Gemmula) birmanica Vredenburg 1921 turrid
Gemmula (Gemmula) kieneri turrid
SUBSPECIES: G. (G.) kieneri kieneri and G. (G.) kieneri woodwardi
"Gemmula (Unedogemmula) butonensis" = Unedogemmula turrid
 Neogastropoda - Raphitomidae
 Neogastropoda - Borsoniidae
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
"Conus pseudorbignyi" = Conasprella (Fusiconus) pseudorbignyi Röckel and Lan 1981 cone shell
Conus ornatissimus cone shell
 Neogastropoda - Pseudomelatomidae
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
Terebra kueneni auger snail
Terebra martini Vredenburg 1921 auger snail
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
Tibia (Tibia) martini Oliver 1975 true conch
 Stromboidea - Rostellariidae
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Natica helvacea Lamarck 1822 moon snail
 Tonnoidea - Personidae
"Distorsio (Rhysema) perdistorta" = Distorsio perdistorta
"Distorsio (Rhysema) perdistorta" = Distorsio perdistorta Fulton 1938 snail
 Tonnoidea - Bursidae
Bursa koperbergae Van Regteren Altena 1942 frog shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Potamididae
Terebralia palustris Linnaeus 1767 horn snail
Terebralia sulcata Born 1778 horn snail
 Architectonicoidea - Architectonicidae
"Architectonica maxima" = Architectonica (Architectonica) maxima
"Architectonica maxima" = Architectonica (Architectonica) maxima Philippi 1849 sundial