NMB Loc. 15911 - 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 111 m above the base of the 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 131378: 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
Lindapecten plurinominis8 Pilsbry and Johnson 1917 scallop
Argopecten eccentricus8 Gabb 1873 calico scallop
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Phacoides (Parvilucina) yaquensis" = Parvilucina yaquensis4, Divaricella proletaria4
"Phacoides (Parvilucina) yaquensis" = Parvilucina yaquensis4 Gabb 1873 clam
Gastropoda
 Architaenioglossa - Ampullinidae
Pachycrommium sp.4 Woodring 1928 snail
 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
Cantharus sp.4 Röding 1798 true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
Fusinus henekeni4 Sowerby 1850 snail
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
"Cancellaria (Bivetiella) epistomifera" = Bivetiella epistomifera5, Cancellaria (Cancellaria) guppyi5, Cancellaria (Cancellaria) juncta5, "Cancellaria (Hertleinia) miranda" = Hertleinia miranda5
"Cancellaria (Bivetiella) epistomifera" = Bivetiella epistomifera5 Guppy 1876 snail
Cancellaria (Cancellaria) juncta5 Jung and Petit 1990 snail
"Cancellaria (Hertleinia) miranda" = Hertleinia miranda5 Jung and Petit 1990 snail
 Neogastropoda - Marginellidae
"Prunum maoense" = Marginella maoensis6
"Prunum maoense" = Marginella maoensis6 Maury 1917 margin shell
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
"Murex (Haustellum) messorius" = Vokesimurex messorius7
"Murex (Haustellum) messorius" = Vokesimurex messorius7 Sowerby 1841 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
Terebridae indet.4 Mörch 1852 auger snail
 Ficoidea - Ficidae
Ficus gibsonsmithi1 Beu 2010 fig shell
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Stigmaulax sp.4 Morch 1852 moon snail
Tectonatica sp.4 Sacco 1890 moon snail
Sinum sp.4 Röding 1798 moon snail
Sigatica sp.4 Meyer and Aldrich 1886 moon snail
Polinices sp.4 Monfort 1810 moon snail
 Vermetoidea - Vermetidae
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Crucibulum (Dispotaea) sp.4 Say 1824 slipper shell
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
Semicassis reclusa1 Guppy 1873 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Cerithiidae indet.4 Fleming 1822 cerith snail
Cerithium sp.4 Bruguière 1789 cerith snail
Cerithium obesum4 Guppy 1876 cerith snail
 Neritoidea - Neritidae
Neritina figulopicta2 Maury 1917 snail
Smaragdia viridis2 Linnaeus 1758 snail