NMB Loc. 17515 - Punta Gorda [Mare Fm] (Pliocene of Venezuela)

Also known as GS-009-CB

Where: Venezuela (10.6° N, 64.1° W: paleocoordinates 10.6° N, 63.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Mare Formation, Late/Upper Pliocene (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

• LITHOSTRATIGRAPHY: From the Mare Formation, for which lithsotratigraphic relations are not discussed. AGE: middle-late Pliocene; stated to be included in the Globorotalia tosaensis Zone (Rögl, pers. comm., 1986; Boli & Saunders, 1985). STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From unknown position within section.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; siliciclastic sediments

• No paleoenvironmental data provided.
• LITHIFICATION: Unknown. LITHOLOGY: No lithologic data provided, but assumed to be siliciclastic.

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the NMB

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• COLLECTOR: Unknown. REPOSITORY: Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, Switzerland (NMB).

Primary reference: J. Gibson-Smith and W. Gibson-Smith. 2012. Unpublished notes on Caribbean collection of Jack and Winifred Gibson-Smith, Naturhistorisches Museum Basel. [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 131363: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 24.07.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for mollusca. NOMENCLATURE: Unpublished data, but with species-resolution identifications, and modern nomenclature. COVERAGE: Limited to taxa described in text.
 Heterostropha - Pyramidellidae
Egila sp. Dall and Bartsch 1904 snail
Chrysallida sp. Carpenter 1856 snail
Chrysallida cf. gemmulosa Adams 1850 snail
"Pyrgiscus sp." = Turbonilla (Pyrgiscus) Philippi 1841 snail
 Heterostropha - Architectonicidae
Architectonica nobilis Röding 1798 sundial
 Heterostropha - Ringiculidae
 Epitonioidea - Epitoniidae
Epitonium (Asperiscala) cf. candeanum d'Orbigny 1842 wentletrap
Scalina sp. Conrad 1865 wentletrap
 Cerithioidea - Diastomatidae
 Cerithioidea - Litiopidae
Alaba incerta d'Orbigny 1842 snail
 Cerithioidea - Turritellidae
Turritella (Broderiptella) variegata Linnaeus 1758 turret shell
 Vanikoroidea - Vanikoridae
 Neotaenioglossa - Calyptraeidae
"Crepidula aculeata" = Bostrycapulus aculeatus
"Crepidula aculeata" = Bostrycapulus aculeatus Gmelin 1791 slipper shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Triphoridae
"Triphora cf. decorata" = Triphora (Cosmotriphora) decorata
"Triphora cf. decorata" = Triphora (Cosmotriphora) decorata Adams 1850 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiopsidae
"Cerithiopsis cf. greeni" = Cerithiopsis greenii Adams 1839 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Bursidae
Marsupina bufo Bruguiére 1792 frog shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Cassidae
Cassis aff. flammea Linnaeus 1758 snail
Cassis tuberosa Linnaeus 1758 snail
Semicassis granulata Born 1778 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Triviidae
"Trivia (Pusula) cf. suffusa" = Niveria suffusa, Trivia sp.
"Trivia (Pusula) cf. suffusa" = Niveria suffusa Gray 1827 snail
Trivia sp. Broderip 1837 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Strombidae
 Neogastropoda - Marginellidae
Marginellidae indet. Fleming 1828 margin shell
Prunum circumvittatum Weisbord 1962 margin shell
Dentimargo sp. Cossmann 1899 margin shell
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
 Neogastropoda - Cystiscidae
Persicula sp. Schumacher 1817 snail
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
"Oliva (Oliva) reticularis" = Oliva reticularis Lamarck 1811 olive snail
Olivella sp. Swainson 1831 olive snail
Olivella (Olivella) venezuelensis Olsson 1956 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Nassariidae
Nassarius sp. Duméril 1806 snail
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
Fusinus closter Philippi 1850 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Naticidae
Natica sp. Scopoli 1777 moon snail
Polinices brunneus moon snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Vitrinellidae
Parviturboides sp. Pilsbry and McGinty 1950 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Tornidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Caecidae
Elephantanellum puntagordanum, Caecum marense, "Brochina aff. vestita" = Caecum (Brochina), "Elephantanellum imbricatum" = Caecum imbricatum, Fartulum tomaculum
"Brochina aff. vestita" = Caecum (Brochina) snail
"Elephantanellum imbricatum" = Caecum imbricatum Carpenter 1858 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Rissoidae
 Trochoidea - Turbinidae
Homalopoma sp. Carpenter 1864 snail
Arene (Arene) sp. Adams and Adams 1854 snail
"Turbo (Marmarostoma) castanea" = Turbo (Senectus) castanea Gmelin 1791 snail
 Trochoidea - Skeneidae
 Trochoidea - Tegulidae
"Tegula (Agathistoma) phalera" = Agathistoma
"Tegula (Agathistoma) phalera" = Agathistoma snail
 Trochoidea - Trochidae
 Trochoidea - Phasianellidae
Tricolia sp. Risso 1826 snail
 Lepetellida - Fissurellidae
Diodora cayenensis Lamarck 1822 snail
Diodora listeri d'Orbigny 1842 snail
 Opisthobranchia - Retusidae
"Cylichnina cf. sulcata" = Retusa (Cylichnina) snail
 Opisthobranchia - Cylichnidae
Acteocina candei d'Orbigny 1841 barrel-bubble
 Nuculanida - Nuculanidae
Saccella marella pointed nut clam
Saccella karlmartini Weisbord 1964 pointed nut clam
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
"Nucula (Nucula) venezuelana" = Nucula (Nucula) vieta
"Nucula (Nucula) venezuelana" = Nucula (Nucula) vieta Guppy 1874 nut clam
 Mytilida - Crenellidae
"Crenella divaricata" = Crenella decussata
"Crenella divaricata" = Crenella decussata Montagu 1808 clam
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostreidae indet. Rafinesque 1815 oyster
 Ostreida - Pinnidae
Pinna sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Pectinida - Limidae
Lima (Lima) sp. Bruguiére 1796 file clam
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Pectinidae indet., "Lyropecten (Nodipecten) nodosus" = Nodipecten nodosus
Pectinidae indet. Wilkes 1810 scallop
"Lyropecten (Nodipecten) nodosus" = Nodipecten nodosus Linnaeus 1758 scallop
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
 Arcida - Arcidae
Acar domingensis Lamarck 1819 miniature ark
"Anadara (Caloosarca) notabilis" = Anadara (Larkinia) notabilis Röding 1798 ark
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Bellucina katherinepalmerae" = Cardiolucina clam
Cavilinga trisulcata Conrad 1841 clam
Codakia (Codakia) orbicularis Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
Caryocorbula cf. lavelleana, "Varicorbula puntagordensis" = Corbula (Varicorbula)
"Varicorbula puntagordensis" = Corbula (Varicorbula) clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Gouldia cerina, "Macrocallista (Megapitaria) maculata" = Macrocallista maculata, Lirophora cf. paphia, "Ventricolaria rigida" = Globivenus rigida
Gouldia cerina Adams 1845 venus clam
"Macrocallista (Megapitaria) maculata" = Macrocallista maculata Linnaeus 1758 venus clam
Lirophora cf. paphia Linnaeus 1767 venus clam
"Ventricolaria rigida" = Globivenus rigida Dillwyn 1817 venus clam
 Cardiida - Chamidae
Chama congregata Conrad 1833 jewel box
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Laevicardium sp. Swainson 1840 cockle
"Laevicardium laevigatum" = Laevicardium serratum Linnaeus 1758 cockle
Americardia media Linnaeaus 1758 cockle
"Trigoniocardia (Trigoniocardia) cf. caboblanquensis" = Trigoniocardia (Apiocardia) antillarum d'Orbigny 1853 cockle
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Tellinidae indet. Blainville 1814 tellin clam
 Hiatellida - Hiatellidae
Hiatella arctica Linnaeus 1767 clam
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
Crassinella lunulata Conrad 1834 clam
 Carditida - Carditidae
Eucrassatella (Hybolophus) antillarum
"Eucrassatella (Hybolophus) antillarum" = Kalolophus antillarum
"Eucrassatella (Hybolophus) antillarum" = Kalolophus antillarum Reeve 1842