La fauna de Santa Rosa (Pliocene of Mexico)

Where: Veracruz, Mexico (21.4° N, 98.1° W: paleocoordinates 21.6° N, 97.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Pliocene (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

• Unknown lithostratigraphic data. Table of known taxon biostratigraphic distribution suggests a Pliocene age. Amussium mortoni, Anomia simplex, Laevicardium sublineatum, and Ficus [Pyrula] papyratia are all know from the Yorktown and Waccamaw Formations = Early Pliocene. Text also suggests an "inferior Pliocene" age, though does not discount Miocene age.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; siliciclastic sediments

• Unknown environmental and geologic data
• Unknown lithologic data. Seems likely to be from siliciclastic lithologies.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Missing supplementary information as text is in spanish. Will derive this at a later stage. Unknown museum repositary for this collection

Primary reference: E. Bose. 1906. Sobre algunas faunas terciarias. Boletin del Instituto Geologico de Mexico 22 [A. Miller/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 59283: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 24.03.2006

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Taxonomic list

• Appears to result from collections by Bose (1906).
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Pecten santarosanus, "Amussium mortoni" = Amusium mortoni
Pecten santarosanus Bose 1905 scallop
"Amussium mortoni" = Amusium mortoni Ravenel 1844 scallop
 Pectinida - Anomiidae
Anomia simplex d'Orbigny 1845 jingle
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
 Ficoidea - Ficidae
"Pyrula papyratia" = Ficus communis
"Pyrula papyratia" = Ficus communis Röding 1798 fig shell