Station 817 [Tuatua Limestone] (Pliocene of Fiji)

Where: Fiji (17.5° S, 177.1° E: paleocoordinates 19.6° S, 176.8° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Tuatua Limestone Formation, Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: Estimated to be from the Tuatua Limestone, which overlies the Natewa Gp (Miocene), and is overlain by the Monkey Face Gp (?Early Pleistocene). AGE: Pliocene on the basis of foraminiferal biostratigraphy and stratigraphic position. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From unknown position with lithostratigraphic unit.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: poorly lithified lithology not reported

• ENVIRONMENT: Shallow marine carbonate facies.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Not stated, but presumably carbonate. LITHIFICATION: Poorly-lithified, on the basis of figured specimens.

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the USNM

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• COLLECTORS: Unknown. REPOSITORY: USNM (formely USGS collections).

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 78073: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 26.01.2008, edited by Pete Wagner

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Not quite exhaustive, but comprehensive for gastropods. Bivalves not covered in publications. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication, with moderately modern nomenclature, with subgenus and species-resolution assignments.
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Oliva carneola2 Gmelin 1791 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
Mitrella "sp. A"2 Risso 1826 snail
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
Siphonalia subspadicea2 Vredenburg 1921 true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Nassariidae
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
"Cancellaria (Merica) petiti" = Cancellaria petiti3
"Cancellaria (Merica) petiti" = Cancellaria petiti3 Olsson 1967 snail
 Neogastropoda - Mitridae
Subcancilla interlirata2 Reeve 1844 mitre shell
 Neogastropoda - Costellariidae
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
 Neogastropoda - Mangeliidae
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
"Lophiotoma (Lophioturris) indica" = Lophiotoma3, Gemmula kieneri3, Gemmula monilifera3, Gemmula congener3
"Lophiotoma (Lophioturris) indica" = Lophiotoma3 turrid
Gemmula congener3 Smith 1894 turrid
 Neogastropoda -
? Euclathurella "sp. A"3 Woodring 1928 snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus acueliformis3 cone shell
Conus cf. bonus3 cone shell
Conus aff. socialis3 cone shell
Conus sulcatus3 cone shell
Conus cf. tessulatus3 Born 1778 cone shell
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
 Stromboidea - Rostellariidae
"Tibia (Tibia) powisii" = Tibia (Sulcogladius) powisi1
"Tibia (Tibia) powisii" = Tibia (Sulcogladius) powisi1 Petit 1840 snail
 Ficoidea - Ficidae
Ficus variegata2 Röding 1798 fig shell
 Pterotracheoidea - Atlantidae
 Vanikoroidea - Hipponicidae
 Velutinoidea - Triviidae
Erato hindlei2 Ladd 1977 snail
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
"Notocochlis gualteriana" = Natica gualteriana4 Récluz 1843 moon snail
Mammilla melanostoma2 Gmelin 1791 moon snail
 Cypraeoidea - Ovulidae
Primovula rhodia2 Adams 1854 snail
Phenacovolva nectarea2 Iredale 1930 snail
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
"Cypraea (Cribraria) cribraria" = Cribrarula cribraria2
"Cypraea (Cribraria) cribraria" = Cribrarula cribraria2 Linnaeus 1758 cowry
 Xenophoroidea - Xenophoridae
"Tugurium exutum" = Stellaria (Onustus) exutus1
"Tugurium exutum" = Stellaria (Onustus) exutus1 Reeve 1842 carrier shell
 Tonnoidea - Ranellidae
"Cymatium (Lampusia) aquatile" = Monoplex aquatilis2, "Cymatium (Cymatriton) rickardi" = Monoplex2, Gyrineum (Gyrineum) bituberculare2
"Cymatium (Lampusia) aquatile" = Monoplex aquatilis2 Reeve 1844 triton shell
"Cymatium (Cymatriton) rickardi" = Monoplex2 triton shell
Gyrineum (Gyrineum) bituberculare2 Lamarck 1816 triton shell
 Tonnoidea - Personidae
"Distorsio (Rhysema) reticulata" = Distorsio2
"Distorsio (Rhysema) reticulata" = Distorsio2 snail
 Tonnoidea - Tonnidae
Tonna sulcosa2 tun shell
 Tonnoidea - Bursidae
"Bursa (Colubrellina) nobilis" = Bursa2
"Bursa (Colubrellina) nobilis" = Bursa2 frog shell
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
"Phallium (Semicassis) bisulcatum" = Semicassis bisulcata2, "Phalium (Semicassis) bisulcatum" = Semicassis bisulcata2
"Phallium (Semicassis) bisulcatum" = Semicassis bisulcata2 Schubert and Wagner 1829 snail
"Phalium (Semicassis) bisulcatum" = Semicassis bisulcata2 Schubert and Wagner 1829 snail