STRI Loc. 290465 [bulk] - Castilletes [upper Castilletes Fm] (Miocene of Colombia)

Also known as STRI Sample 16911

Where: La Guajira, Colombia (11.9° N, 71.3° W: paleocoordinates 11.3° N, 68.6° W)

• coordinate based on unpublished field data

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: upper Castilletes Member (Castilletes Formation), Langhian (16.0 - 13.8 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: Langhian, on the basis of macrofaunal composition; direct age established by extrapolation of Sr-isotope dating by enterer. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From approximately 276 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 136884: 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
Anadara (Rasia) cornellana Hodson et al. 1927 ark
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
Tucetona democraciana Hodson et al. 1927 clam
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Crassostrea sp. Sacco 1897 oyster
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Mytilus sp. Linnaeus 1758 mussel
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Gouldia sp. Adams 1847 venus clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
"Psammacoma falconensis" = Psammacoma gatunensis
"Psammacoma falconensis" = Psammacoma gatunensis Toula 1909 tellin clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Lucinisca mirandana Hodson 1931 clam
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Oliva sp. Bruguière 1789 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
 Neogastropoda - Nassariidae
 Neogastropoda - Melongenidae
Melongena consors Sowerby 1850 snail
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
Euclia werenfelsi Jung 1965 snail
 Neogastropoda - Marginellidae
Prunum quirosense Hodson 1927 margin shell
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Eupleura kugleri Jung 1965 murex snail
Cymia cocoditana Hodson 1931 murex snail
Vokesimurex sp. Petuch 1994 murex snail
Calotrophon sp. Hertlein and Strong 1951 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
"Knefastia lavinoides" = Knefastia limonensis Olsson 1922 turrid
Crassispira conica Jung 1965 turrid
Polystira sp. Woodring 1928 turrid
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus talis Jung 1965 cone shell
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
Strioterebrum cf. ulloa Olsson 1932 auger snail
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Naticarius sp. Dumeril 1806 moon snail
Polinices nelsoni moon snail
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
"Crepipatella insculpta" = Crucibulum (Dispotaea) insculpta Jung 1965 slipper shell
Crepidula cantaurana slipper shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Potamididae
Potamides suprasulcatus Gabb 1873 horn snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella machapoorensis Maury 1925 turret shell
Turritella cocoditana Hodson 1926 turret shell
Turritella matarucana Hodson 1926 turret shell
 Architectonicoidea - Architectonicidae
Architectonica nobilis Röding 1798 sundial