Loc. 1 - Matanzas Bay (Pleistocene of Cuba)

Where: Cuba (22.7° N, 81.2° W: paleocoordinates 22.7° N, 81.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• LITHOSTRATIGRAPHY: No lithostratigraphic units named in text. AGE: Pleistocene (Richards 1935, 1962) based on the high proportion of Recent species. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: Terrace up to 25 ft in elevation.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: poorly lithified limestone

• ENVIRONMENT: No environmental data reported in text. From carbonate facies, hence carbonate environment. SEQUENCE STRATIGRAPHY: From terrace, hence transgressive.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Limestone. LITHIFICATION: No indication of lithification, but assumed to be poorly-lithified on the basis of age and lithologic description of adjacent collections (i.e. loose shells). No figured specimens.

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the CM

• COLLECTORS: Collected by H.G. Richards and R.E. Dickerson (1933). REPOSITORIES: Collections held in the Carnegie Museum.

Primary reference: H. G. Richards. 1935. Pleistocene Mollusks from western Cuba. Journal of Paleontology 9(3):253-258 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 66764: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 15.10.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for gastropoda and bivalvia. NOMENCLATURE: An authoratative publication, although somewhat antiquated. However, all occurrences include species-resolution assignments.
 Cardiida - Veneridae
"Chione paphia" = Lirophora (Lirophora) paphia
"Chione paphia" = Lirophora (Lirophora) paphia Linnaeus 1767 venus clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Tellina radiata, "Tellina fausta" = Arcopagia fausta
Tellina radiata Linnaeus 1758 tellin clam
"Tellina fausta" = Arcopagia fausta Pulteney 1799 tellin clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
"Cardium serratum" = Laevicardium serratum, "Cardium medium" = Americardia media
"Cardium serratum" = Laevicardium serratum Linnaeus 1758 cockle
"Cardium medium" = Americardia media Linnaeaus 1758 cockle
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Lucina pensylvanica Linnaeus 1758 clam
[entered as Lucina pennsylvanica]
"Codakia orbicularis" = Codakia (Codakia) orbicularis Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Olivella nivea olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
Columbella mercatoria Linnaeus 1758 snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
"Conus verrucosus" = Conus jaspideus
"Conus verrucosus" = Conus jaspideus Gmelin 1791 cone shell
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
"Strombus gigas" = Lobatus gigas
"Strombus gigas" = Lobatus gigas Linnaeus 1758 true conch
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
"Natica canrena" = Naticarius canrena, "Polinices lactea" = Polinices lacteus
"Natica canrena" = Naticarius canrena Linnaeus 1758 moon snail
"Polinices lactea" = Polinices lacteus Guilding 1834 moon snail
 Tonnoidea - Tonnidae
"Dolium perdix" = Tonna
"Dolium perdix" = Tonna tun shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Cerithium litteratum Born 1778 cerith snail
[entered as Cerithium literatum]
 Sorbeoconcha - Modulidae
Modulus modulus Linnaeus 1758 snail
Tellinella listeri
"Tellina interrupta" = Tellinella listeri
"Tellina interrupta" = Tellinella listeri Röding 1798