Loc. 10 - Sabanilla de las Palmas, eastern Matanzas Province (Pleistocene of Cuba)

Where: Cuba (23.0° N, 81.0° W: paleocoordinates 23.0° N, 80.8° 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 350 ft in elevation.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; poorly lithified, shelly/skeletal limestone

• ENVIRONMENT: Mangrove or brackish water association, hence marginal marine environment. SEQUENCE STRATIGRAPHY: From terrace, hence transgressive.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Limestone, coral heads, shells in limestone and loose. 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 66773: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 15.10.2006

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Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for gastropoda and bivalvia. Said to include corals, though these are not listed. NOMENCLATURE: An authoratative publication, although somewhat antiquated. However, all occurrences include species-resolution assignments.
Gastropoda
 Cephalaspidea - Bullidae
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
Nassa ambigua true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
Fasciolaria tulipa Linnaeus 1758 tulip snail
 Neogastropoda - Marginellidae
"Marginella cf. apicina" = Prunum apicinum
"Marginella cf. apicina" = Prunum apicinum Menke 1828 margin shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Potamididae
"Cerithidea cf. costata" = Cerithidea costatus, Potamides scalatus
"Cerithidea cf. costata" = Cerithidea costatus da Costa 1778 horn snail
Potamides scalatus horn snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
"Cerithium cf. algicola" = Cerithium eburneum
"Cerithium cf. algicola" = Cerithium eburneum Bruguière 1792 cerith snail