Navaka River, Santo Island (Pleistocene of Vanuatu)

Also known as SM43, SM236, SM329

Where: Vanuatu (15.6° S, 166.3° E: paleocoordinates 15.6° S, 166.2° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From an undifferentiated reef limestones. AGE: Pleistocene, on the basis of macrofossil and foraminiferal biostratigraphy, and stratigraphic position. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: A composite from several beds within the section.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: unlithified lithology not reported

• EMVIRONMENT: Not stated, but presumably a shallow marine, carbonate setting.
• LITHOLOGY: Unknown, but probably carbonate. LITHIFICATION: Unlithified, on the basis of figured specimens.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original aragonite

Reposited in the USNM

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• COLLECTOR: Mallick, Waller, Bolango, and Blow. REPOSITORY: USNM.

Primary reference: H. S. Ladd. 1966. Chitons and Gastropods (Haliotidae through Adeorbidae) from Western Pacific Islands. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 531:1-98 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/J. Millet]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 78046: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 25.01.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COEVERAGE: Representative, but not exhaustive for gastropoda. NOMENCLATURE: An authoritative publication with relatively modern nomenclature, subgenus- and species-level identifications. IDENTIFIER: H. S. Ladd.
 Cocculinoidea - Cocculinidae
 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
 Neogastropoda - Nassariidae
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
 Neogastropoda - Mangeliidae
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
 Capuloidea - Capulidae
 Vanikoroidea - Eulimidae
 Cypraeoidea - Ovulidae
Dentiovula masaoi2 Cate 1973 snail
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
Cypraea (Erosaria) guttata1 Gmelin 1791 cowry
Pedicularia navakaensis2 Ladd 1982 cowry
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Crepidula "sp. A"2 Lamarck 1799 slipper shell
 Tonnoidea - Ranellidae
Charonia tritonis2 Linnaeus 1758 triton
 Rissooidea - Rissoidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Siliquariidae
"Siliquaria aff. armata" = Tenagodus2
"Siliquaria aff. armata" = Tenagodus2 snail
 Architectonicoidea - Architectonicidae
Mangonuia "sp. A"2 Mestayer 1930 snail
Mangonuia sp.2 Mestayer 1930 snail
 Turbinoidea - Turbinidae
Arene (Arene) sp.2 Adams and Adams 1854 snail
 Seguenzioidea - Eucyclidae
Calliotropis "sp. A"2 Seguenza 1903 snail
 Seguenzioidea - Seguenziidae
 Fissurelloidea - Fissurellidae
 Scissurelloidea - Anatomidae
"Scissurella (Anatoma) japonica" = Anatoma2
"Scissurella (Anatoma) japonica" = Anatoma2 snail
 Trochoidea - Trochidae
 Trochoidea - Liotiidae