NMB Loc. 16833 - Río Cano [Gurabo Fm] (Miocene of Dominican Republic)

Where: Dominican Republic (18.9° N, 71.6° W: paleocoordinates 18.9° N, 71.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Gurabo Formation, Messinian (7.2 - 5.3 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From Gurabo Fm, which overlies the Cercado Fm, and is overlain by the Mao Fm (Pliocene). AGE: Late Miocene-Early Pliocene, based on Table 1 of Saunders et al. (1986); direct date from Cheetham et al. (1999). STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From 385 m above base of the section.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; shelly/skeletal siltstone

• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Silts, with molluscs. LITHIFICATION: Unknown.

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 131497: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 26.07.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Limited to taxa described in taxonomic monograph. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication, with modern nomenclature, and species-resolution identification.
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Lindapecten plurinominis6 Pilsbry and Johnson 1917 scallop
Lindapecten paramuscosus6 Waller 2011 scallop
Argopecten eccentricus6 Gabb 1873 calico scallop
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
Crassatellidae indet.3 Férussac 1822 clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Lucinidae indet.3 Fleming 1828 clam
Anodontia sp.3 Link 1807 clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
"Laevicardium laevigatum" = Laevicardium serratum5 Linnaeus 1758 cockle
Trigoniocardia (Trigoniocardia) haitensis5 Sowerby 1850 cockle
INCLUDES: Trigoniocardia (Trigoniocardia) haitensis haitensis and h. sambaica
 Poromyida - Verticordiidae
Trigonulina bowdenensis4 Dall 1903 clam
Gastropoda
 Sorbeoconcha - Cassidae
Cassis sulcifera1 Sowerby 1850 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cypraeidae
Erosaria spurca3 Linnaeus 1758 cowry
 Sorbeoconcha - Triphoridae
Triphoridae indet.3 Gray 1847 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Naticidae
Natica sp.3 Scopoli 1777 moon snail
Tectonatica sp.3 Sacco 1890 moon snail
Polinices sp.3 Monfort 1810 moon snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Vermetidae
Petaloconchus laddfranklinae3 Maury 1917 worm shell
Petaloconchus domingensis3 Sowerby 1849 worm shell
 Neotaenioglossa - Calyptraeidae
Crepidula sp.3 Lamarck 1799 slipper shell
 Cerithioidea - Turritellidae
Vermicularia woodringi3 Olsson and Harbison 1953 turret shell
 Cerithioidea - Cerithiidae
Cerithiidae indet.3 Fleming 1822 cerith snail
Cerithium sp.3 Bruguière 1789 cerith snail
Cerithium venustum3 Gabb 1873 cerith snail
Cerithium obesum3 Guppy 1876 cerith snail
 Neritoidea - Neritidae
Smaragdia viridis2 Linnaeus 1758 snail