Loc. 64, NW of Puerto Lopez [Castilletes Fm] (Miocene to of Colombia)

Where: Colombia (11.9° N, 71.3° W: paleocoordinates 11.1° N, 68.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Castilletes Formation, Burdigalian to Burdigalian (20.4 - 13.8 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: Stated to be from the Castilletes Fm (although it could also be Jimol), which conformably overlies the Jimol Fm (early-middle Miocene) and is unconformably overlain by the Ware Fm (late Pliocene-early Pleistocene. AGE: Burdigalian-Langhian on the basis of macrofossil biostratigraphy and Sr isotope dating. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From unknown position within stratigraphy.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; poorly lithified, calcareous sandstone

• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Dark brown and rusty calcareous sandstone facies. LITHIFICATION: Often lithified, or weathered to yield loose steinkerns.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: original aragonite, original calcite

Collected by Thomas; reposited in the USNM

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• COLLECTOR. D. Thomas, c. 1970. REPOSITORY: Not stated in text. Non-type specimens observed in USNM stratigraphic collections by A. Hendy (1/2011).

Primary reference: D. J. Thomas. 1972. The Tertiary geology and systematic paleontology (phylum Mollusca) of the Guajira Peninsula, Colombia, South America. PhD dissertation. State University of New York at Binghampton 1-138 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 106366: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 12.03.2011

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Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive list for macrofossils. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication, with somewhat antiquated nomenclature. Nomenclature never published. New species have been re-identified by enterer (A. Hendy, 2/2011).
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
Anadara sp. Gray 1847 ark
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
"Corbula (Cuneocorbula) fortis" = Caryocorbula fortis
"Corbula (Cuneocorbula) fortis" = Caryocorbula fortis Jung 1965 clam
 Cardiida - Chamidae
Arcinella yaquensis Maury 1917 jewel box
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
"Apiocardia sp." = Trigoniocardia (Apiocardia)
"Apiocardia sp." = Trigoniocardia (Apiocardia) Olsson 1961 cockle
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Oliva sp. Bruguière 1789 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
Fusinus sp. Rafinesque 1815 snail
 Neogastropoda - Drilliidae
Clathrodrillia sp. Dall 1918 snail
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
Crassispira conica Jung 1965 turrid
Polystira sp. Woodring 1928 turrid
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
Strioterebrum ulloa Olsson 1932 auger snail
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Neverita paraguanensis Hodson 1927 moon snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Potamididae
Potamides suprasulcatus Gabb 1873 horn snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella matarucana Hodson 1926 turret shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Modulidae
Modulus tamanensis Maury 1925 snail
 Neritoidea - Neritidae
Nerita sp. Linnaeus 1758 snail
 Architectonicoidea - Architectonicidae
Architectonica nobilis Röding 1798 sundial