NMB Loc. 15906 - 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 133 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 131371: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 24.07.2012, edited by Mihaela Krause

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.
 Poromyida - Cuspidariidae
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
"Laevicardium laevigatum" = Laevicardium serratum10 Linnaeus 1758 cockle
Laevicardium venustulum10 Gabb 1873 cockle
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Argopecten eccentricus13 Gabb 1873 calico scallop
 Pectinida - Propeamussiidae
Cyclopecten guppyi13 Dall 1898 mud scallop
 Sorbeoconcha - Vermetidae
Petaloconchus domingensis5 Sowerby 1849 worm shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Naticidae
Natica sp.5 Scopoli 1777 moon snail
Stigmaulax sp.5 Morch 1852 moon snail
 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
Metulella venusta6 Sowerby 1850 snail
 Neogastropoda - Melongenidae
Melongena sp.5 Schumacher 1817 snail
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
Tritiaria (Antillophos) moorei5 Guppy 1866 true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
 Neogastropoda - Marginellidae
"Prunum maoense" = Marginella maoensis9
"Prunum maoense" = Marginella maoensis9 Maury 1917 margin shell
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
"Chicoreus (Chicoreus) cornurectus" = Chicoreus (Triplex) cornurectus11, "Murex (Haustellum) messorius" = Vokesimurex messorius11
"Chicoreus (Chicoreus) cornurectus" = Chicoreus (Triplex) cornurectus11 Guppy 1876 murex snail
"Murex (Haustellum) messorius" = Vokesimurex messorius11 Sowerby 1841 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Harpidae
Morum sp.5 Röding 1798 snail
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
"Cancellaria (Bivetiella) epistomifera" = Bivetiella epistomifera8, Aphera islacolonis8, Cancellaria (Cancellaria) guppyi8
"Cancellaria (Bivetiella) epistomifera" = Bivetiella epistomifera8 Guppy 1876 snail
Aphera islacolonis8 Maury 1917 snail
 Neogastropoda - Turbinellidae
Turbinella praelaevigata12 Vokes 1964 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cypraeidae
Muracypraea henekeni5 Sowerby 1850 cowry
 Sorbeoconcha - Ficidae
Ficus gibsonsmithi1 Beu 2010 fig shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Ranellidae
Cymatium praefemorale1 Maury 1917 triton shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Personidae
Distorsio simillima1 Sowerby 1850 snail
M. Taviani collection
 Sorbeoconcha - Cassidae
Semicassis reclusa1 Guppy 1873 snail
Sconsia laevigata1 Guppy 1850 snail
Cassis sulcifera1 Sowerby 1850 snail
 Cerithioidea - Cerithiidae
"Ochetoclava sp." = Rhinoclavis (Ochetoclava)5
"Ochetoclava sp." = Rhinoclavis (Ochetoclava)5 Woodring 1928 cerith snail
 Architaenioglossa - Ampullinidae
Pachycrommium sp.5 Woodring 1928 snail
 Neritoidea - Neritidae
Smaragdia viridis2 Linnaeus 1758 snail
Neritina figulopicta2 Maury 1917 snail
 Thecosomata - Cavoliniidae
Cuvierina astesana3 Rang 1829 snail