NMB Loc. 15909 - Rio 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 extrapolated from Cheethan et al. (1999). STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From 112 m above base of section

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

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 131468: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 25.07.2012

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 plurinominis7 Pilsbry and Johnson 1917 scallop
Argopecten eccentricus7 Gabb 1873 calico scallop
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
Crassatellidae indet.4 Férussac 1822 clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Lucinidae indet.4, "Phacoides (Parvilucina) yaquensis" = Parvilucina yaquensis4
Lucinidae indet.4 Fleming 1828 clam
"Phacoides (Parvilucina) yaquensis" = Parvilucina yaquensis4 Gabb 1873 clam
Gastropoda
 Architaenioglossa - Ampullinidae
Pachycrommium sp.4 Woodring 1928 snail
Pachycrommium guppyi4 Gabb 1873 snail
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
Cantharus sp.4 Röding 1798 true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Melongenidae
Melongena sp.4 Schumacher 1817 snail
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
Fusinus henekeni4 Sowerby 1850 snail
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
Cancellaria (Cancellaria) juncta5 Jung and Petit 1990 snail
 Neogastropoda - Turbinellidae
Turbinella praelaevigata6 Vokes 1964 snail
 Neogastropoda - Harpidae
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
Terebridae indet.4 Mörch 1852 auger snail
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
Strombus proximus3 Sowerby 1850 conch
Strombus bifrons3 Sowerby 1850 conch
 Ficoidea - Ficidae
Ficus gibsonsmithi1 Beu 2010 fig shell
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Natica sp.4 Scopoli 1777 moon snail
Tectonatica sp.4 Sacco 1890 moon snail
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
Muracypraea henekeni4 Sowerby 1850 cowry
 Tonnoidea - Tonnidae
Tonna galea1 Linnaeus 1758 tun shell
Malea elliptica1 Pilsbry and Johnston 1917 tun shell
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
Semicassis reclusa1 Guppy 1873 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Cerithiidae indet.4 Fleming 1822 cerith snail
"Ochetoclava terpna" = Rhinoclavis (Ochetoclava)4 cerith snail
 Neritoidea - Neritidae
Smaragdia viridis2 Linnaeus 1758 snail