STRI Loc. 290455 [bulk] - Puerto Lopez [lower Castilletes Fm] (Miocene of Colombia)

Also known as STRI Sample 17073A

Where: La Guajira, Colombia (11.9° N, 71.3° W: paleocoordinates 11.2° N, 68.0° W)

• coordinate based on unpublished field data

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: lower Castilletes Member (Castilletes Formation), Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the Castilletes Formation, which conformably overlies the Jimol Formation (early Miocene) and is unconformably overlain by the Ware Formation. This area and nearby collections have been previously mapped as Castilletes Formaton (late Pliocene-early Pleistocene). AGE: Burdigalian, on the basis of macrofaunal composition; direct age established by extrapolation of Sr-isotope dating by enterer. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From approximately 45 m in regional section.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; unlithified siltstone

• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Unconsolidated silty matrix. LITHIFICATION: Unlithified, as determined in the field and based on museum-reposited specimens.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: original aragonite, original calcite

Collected by Hendy in 2011

Collection methods: bulk, sieve,

• COLLECTOR: A. Hendy, 03/16/2011. REPOSITORY: Presently reposited at FLMNH, Gainesville.

Primary reference: A. J. W. Hendy, D. S. Jones, F. Moreno, V. Zapata, and C. Jaramillo. 2015. Neogene molluscs, shallow marine paleoenvironments, and chronostratigraphy of the Guajira Peninsula, Colombia. Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 134(1):45-75 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 136881: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 05.12.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for mollusca. NOMENCLATURE: Not an authoritative publication, but with modern nomenclature, and species-resolution identifications.
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
 Cardiida - Chamidae
Chama berjadinensis Hodson 1927 jewel box
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Gouldia sp. Adams 1847 venus clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Macoma sp. Leach 1819 tellin clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Phacoides sp. Blainville 1825 clam
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
Adrana sp. Adams and Adams 1858 pointed nut clam
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Oliva sp. Bruguière 1789 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Melongenidae
Melongena consors Sowerby 1850 snail
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
Euclia werenfelsi Jung 1965 snail
 Neogastropoda - Cystiscidae
Persicula venezuelana Hodson et al. 1927 snail
 Neogastropoda - Marginellidae
Prunum quirosense Hodson 1927 margin shell
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Muricidae indet. Rafinesque 1815 murex snail
Cymia cocoditana Hodson 1931 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Drilliidae
Clathrodrillia sp. Dall 1918 snail
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
Crassispira conica Jung 1965 turrid
 Neogastropoda -
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus talis Jung 1965 cone shell
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Neverita (Glossaulax) paraguanensis Hodson 1927 moon snail
 Vermetoidea - Vermetidae
Petaloconchus sculpturatus Lea 1846 worm shell
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Crucibulum (Dispotaea) sp. Say 1824 slipper shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Potamididae
Terebralia dentilabris Gabb 1873 horn snail
Potamides suprasulcatus Gabb 1873 horn snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella cocoditana Hodson 1926 turret shell
Turritella matarucana Hodson 1926 turret shell
Scaphopoda
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae
Dentalium sp. Linnaeus 1758 tusk shell