Ponta de Pedras (Eocene of Brazil)

Where: Brazil (7.6° S, 34.8° W: paleocoordinates 10.3° S, 23.6° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Early/Lower Eocene (55.8 - 48.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; calcareous sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. C. Branner. 1902. Geology of the Northeast coast of Brazil. Bulletin of the Geological Society of America 13:41-98 [M. Uhen/B. Shipps/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 151586: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Amil Yaseem on 08.10.2013, edited by Mark Uhen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Pholadida - Corbulidae
Corbula sp. Bruguière 1789 clam
n. sp.
 Cardiida - Veneridae
"Dosinia brasiliensis" = Dosinia (Dosinia) delicatissima
"Dosinia brasiliensis" = Dosinia (Dosinia) delicatissima Brown and Pilsbry 1913 venus clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
 Hiatellida - Hiatellidae
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
"Nucula mariae" = Nuculana mariae, "Leda (Nuculana) swiftiana" = Nuculana
"Nucula mariae" = Nuculana mariae d'Orbigny 1844 pointed nut clam
"Leda (Nuculana) swiftiana" = Nuculana pointed nut clam
 Patellogastropoda - Lottiidae
Acmaea sp. Eschscholtz 1830 limpet
n. sp.
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
 Capuloidea - Capulidae
Capulus sp. Monfort 1810 snail
n. sp.
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Crepidula sp. Lamarck 1799 slipper shell
n. sp.
 Sorbeoconcha - Potamididae
Vicarya ? daphne horn snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Thiaridae
"? Melania terebriformis" = Thiara
"? Melania terebriformis" = Thiara snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella elicita turret shell
 Neritoidea - Neritidae