Thomonde Formation (Miocene of Haiti)

Where: Haiti (19.0° N, 72.4° W: paleocoordinates 18.9° N, 71.3° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Thomonde Formation, Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From Thomonde Fm, for which lithostratigraphic relationships are not discussed. AGE: ?Early Miocene, in text; Middle Miocene according to Landau and Marques da Silva (2010). STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From unknown position within formation.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

• ENVIRONMENT: Appearing to be shallow marine siliciclastic environment.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: surface (in situ),


Primary reference: H. E. Vokes and E. H. Vokes. 1968. Variation in the genus Orthaulax (Mollusca: Gastropoda). Tulane Studies in Geology and Paleontology 6(2):71-84 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 92454: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 13.11.2009

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Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: General list for Thomonde Fm, but limited to taxa described in taxonomic publications. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication, with species-level nomenclature, and modern nomenclature.
 Arcida - Arcidae
Acar domingensis8 Lamarck 1819 miniature ark
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
"Corbula (Bothrocorbula) vimnea" = Bothrocorbula1
"Corbula (Bothrocorbula) vimnea" = Bothrocorbula1 clam
 Opisthobranchia - Bullidae
 Opisthobranchia - Retusidae
 Opisthobranchia - Cylichnidae
Acteocina bullata7 Kiener 1834 barrel-bubble
 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
Sincola (Dorsina) quirosana3 Hodson 1931 snail
Sincola (Dorsina) caribaea2 Gabb 1873 snail
 Neogastropoda - Turbinellidae
Turbinella valida6 Sowerby 1850 snail
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
"Typhis (Talityphis) obesus" = Typhina obesa6, "Cymia henekeni" = Cymia (Cymia) henekeni6, Siphonchelus (Laevityphis) apheles6, "Chicoreus (Phyllonotus) aldrichi" = Phyllonotus5, Vokesimurex messorius4, Haustellum gilli5
"Typhis (Talityphis) obesus" = Typhina obesa6 Gabb 1873 murex snail
"Cymia henekeni" = Cymia (Cymia) henekeni6 Maury 1917 murex snail
"Chicoreus (Phyllonotus) aldrichi" = Phyllonotus5 murex snail
Vokesimurex messorius4 Sowerby 1841 murex snail
Haustellum gilli5 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Drilliidae
"Crassispira (Hindsiclava) consors" = Hindsiclava consors7
"Crassispira (Hindsiclava) consors" = Hindsiclava consors7 Sowerby 1850 snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus aemulator7 Brown and Pilsbry 1911 cone shell
 Stromboidea - Thersiteidae
Orthaulax aguadillensis Maury 1920 snail
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae
"Dentalium (Tesseracme) dissimile" = Tesseracme8, Dentalium (Laevidentalium) pyrum8
"Dentalium (Tesseracme) dissimile" = Tesseracme8 tusk shell