NMB Loc. 15904 - Río Gurabo [Cercado Fm] (Miocene of Dominican Republic)

Where: Dominican Republic (19.3° N, 71.7° W: paleocoordinates 19.3° N, 70.8° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Cercado Formation, Tortonian (11.6 - 7.2 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From Cercado Formation, which unconformably overlies the Baitoa Formation, and is overlain by the Gurabo Formation. AGE: Late Miocene, based on Table 1 of Saunders et al. (1986); direct date from Cheetham et al. (1999). STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From 127 m above base of section.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the NMB

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

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

Primary reference: J. B. Saunders, P. Jung, and B. Biju-Duval. 1986. Neogene Paleontology in the Northern Dominican Republic: 1. Field Surveys, Lithology, Environment, and Age. Bulletins of American Paleontology 89(323):1-79 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 131370: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 24.07.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication, with species-resolution identifications, and modern nomenclature. COVERAGE: Limited to taxa described in text.
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Argopecten eccentricus11 Gabb 1873 calico scallop
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Laevicardium venustulum8 Gabb 1873 cockle
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Phacoides (Parvilucina) yaquensis" = Parvilucina yaquensis5, Divaricella proletaria5
"Phacoides (Parvilucina) yaquensis" = Parvilucina yaquensis5 Gabb 1873 clam
Gastropoda
 Architaenioglossa - Ampullinidae
Pachycrommium sp.5 Woodring 1928 snail
Pachycrommium guppyi5 Gabb 1873 snail
 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
 Neogastropoda - Nassariidae
"Phos (Strongylocera) fasciolatus" = Pallacera guadelupensis5
"Phos (Strongylocera) fasciolatus" = Pallacera guadelupensis5 Petit 1852 snail
 Neogastropoda - Melongenidae
Melongena sp.5 Schumacher 1817 snail
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
Fusinus henekeni5 Sowerby 1850 snail
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
Aphera islacolonis6, "Cancellaria (Bivetiella) epistomifera" = Bivetiella epistomifera6
Aphera islacolonis6 Maury 1917 snail
"Cancellaria (Bivetiella) epistomifera" = Bivetiella epistomifera6 Guppy 1876 snail
 Neogastropoda - Marginellidae
"Prunum maoense" = Marginella maoensis7
"Prunum maoense" = Marginella maoensis7 Maury 1917 margin shell
 Neogastropoda - Turbinellidae
Turbinella praelaevigata10 Vokes 1964 snail
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
"Chicoreus (Chicoreus) cornurectus" = Chicoreus (Triplex) cornurectus9, "Murex (Haustellum) messorius" = Vokesimurex messorius9
"Chicoreus (Chicoreus) cornurectus" = Chicoreus (Triplex) cornurectus9 Guppy 1876 murex snail
"Murex (Haustellum) messorius" = Vokesimurex messorius9 Sowerby 1841 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
Terebridae indet.5 Mörch 1852 auger snail
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
Strombus proximus3 Sowerby 1850 conch
 Ficoidea - Ficidae
Ficus gibsonsmithi1 Beu 2010 fig shell
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Natica sp.5 Scopoli 1777 moon snail
Stigmaulax sp.5 Morch 1852 moon snail
Tectonatica sp.5 Sacco 1890 moon snail
Sinum sp.5 Röding 1798 moon snail
Sigatica sp.5 Meyer and Aldrich 1886 moon snail
Polinices sp.5 Monfort 1810 moon snail
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Crucibulum (Dispotaea) sp.5 Say 1824 slipper shell
 Tonnoidea - Ranellidae
Turritriton domingensis1 Gabb 1873 triton shell
 Tonnoidea - Personidae
Distorsio simillima1 Sowerby 1850 snail
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
Semicassis reclusa1 Guppy 1873 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Cerithiidae indet.5 Fleming 1822 cerith snail
Cerithium sp.5 Bruguière 1789 cerith snail
"Ochetoclava sp." = Rhinoclavis (Ochetoclava)5 Woodring 1928 cerith snail
 Neritoidea - Neritidae
Smaragdia viridis2 Linnaeus 1758 snail