NMB Loc. 16838 - Río Cano [Cercado Fm] (Miocene of Dominican Republic)

Where: Dominican Republic (19.5° N, 71.3° W: paleocoordinates 19.5° N, 70.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Cercado Formation, Messinian (7.2 - 5.3 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 233 m above base of section.

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

• LITHIFICATION: Unknown. LITHOLOGY: Not stated in text.

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 131387: 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.
Bivalvia
 Poromyida - Cuspidariidae
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Trigoniocardia (Trigoniocardia) haitensis11 Sowerby 1850 cockle
SUBSPECIES: Trigoniocardia (Trigoniocardia) haitensis sambaica
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Lucinidae indet.6 Fleming 1828 clam
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
Crassatellidae indet.6 Férussac 1822 clam
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Amusium papyraceum13 Gabb 1873 scallop
Euvola soror13 Gabb 1873 scallop
Lindapecten plurinominis13 Pilsbry and Johnson 1917 scallop
Argopecten eccentricus13 Gabb 1873 calico scallop
Gastropoda
 Sorbeoconcha - Vermetidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Naticidae
Natica sp.6 Scopoli 1777 moon snail
Tectonatica sp.6 Sacco 1890 moon snail
Stigmaulax sp.6 Morch 1852 moon snail
Neverita (Hypterita) sp.6 Woodring 1957 moon snail
Polinices sp.6 Monfort 1810 moon snail
 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
Metulella venusta7 Sowerby 1850 snail
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
Fasciolaria carminamaris6 Maury 1917 tulip snail
Fusinus henekeni6 Sowerby 1850 snail
 Neogastropoda - Marginellidae
"Prunum maoense" = Marginella maoensis10
"Prunum maoense" = Marginella maoensis10 Maury 1917 margin shell
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
Agatrix losquemadica9 Jung and Petit 1990 nutmeg
Aphera islacolonis9 Maury 1917 snail
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
Terebridae indet.6 Mörch 1852 auger snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cypraeidae
Erosaria spurca6 Linnaeus 1758 cowry
 Sorbeoconcha - Ranellidae
Cymatium praefemorale1 Maury 1917 triton shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Strombidae
Strombus proximus3 Sowerby 1850 conch
 Cerithioidea - Cerithiidae
Cerithiidae indet.6 Fleming 1822 cerith snail
"Ochetoclava terpna" = Rhinoclavis (Ochetoclava)6 cerith snail
Cerithium sp.6 Bruguière 1789 cerith snail
Cerithium venustum6 Gabb 1873 cerith snail
 Architaenioglossa - Ampullinidae
Pachycrommium sp.6 Woodring 1928 snail
 Neritoidea - Neritidae
Smaragdia viridis2 Linnaeus 1758 snail
Neritina figulopicta2 Maury 1917 snail
  - Juliidae
Julia sp.6 Gould 1862 snail
 Thecosomata - Cavoliniidae
Cavolinia mexicana4 Collins 1934 snail