NMB Loc. 15849 - Río Gurabo [Gurabo Fm] (Miocene of Dominican Republic)

Also known as PJ# 1475

Where: Dominican Republic (19.3° N, 71.7° W: paleocoordinates 19.3° N, 71.1° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the Gurabo Formation, which unconformably overlies the Cercado Formation, and is unconformably overlain by the Mao Formation. AGE: Late Miocene, based on Table 1 of Saunders et al. (1986); late Miocene according to Jung (1994, p. 260); direct date from Cheetham et al. (1999). STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From 206 m above base of section.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; rubbly, shelly/skeletal siltstone

• LITHIFICATION: Unknown. LITHOLOGY: Silts with coral rubble.

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the NMB

Collection methods: bulk, 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 131522: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 26.07.2012

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.
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
Terebridae indet.2 Mörch 1852 auger snail
 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
Nitidella cibaoica3 Maury 1917 snail
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
"Tritiaria (Antillophos) sp." = Antillophos2
"Tritiaria (Antillophos) sp." = Antillophos2 Woodring 1928 true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
Lyria (Lyria) pulchella6 Sowerby 1850 volute
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Pterotyphis (Pterotyphis) pinnatus5 Broderip 1833 murex snail
"Chicoreus (Chicoreus) cornurectus" = Chicoreus (Triplex) cornurectus5 Guppy 1876 murex snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Hipponicidae
Hipponix sp.2 Defrance 1819 hoof shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Naticidae
Polinices sp.2 Monfort 1810 moon snail
Natica sp.2 Scopoli 1777 moon snail
Tectonatica sp.2 Sacco 1890 moon snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Vermetidae
Petaloconchus laddfranklinae2 Maury 1917 worm shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Triphoridae
Triphoridae indet.2 Gray 1847 snail
 Cerithioidea - Turritellidae
Vermicularia woodringi2 Olsson and Harbison 1953 turret shell
 Cerithioidea - Siliquariidae
"Siliquaria gurabensis" = Tenagodus2
"Siliquaria gurabensis" = Tenagodus2 snail
 Cerithioidea - Cerithiidae
Cerithiidae indet.2 Fleming 1822 cerith snail
"Ochetoclava terpna" = Rhinoclavis (Ochetoclava)2 cerith snail
Cerithium venustum2 Gabb 1873 cerith snail
 Neritoidea - Neritidae
Smaragdia viridis1 Linnaeus 1758 snail
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Spathochlamys vaginula7 Dall 1898 scallop
Argopecten thetidis7 Sowerby 1850 calico scallop
 Pectinida - Propeamussiidae
Cyclopecten guppyi7 Dall 1898 mud scallop
 Poromyida - Verticordiidae
Trigonulina bowdenensis4 Dall 1903 clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Lucinidae indet.2 Fleming 1828 clam
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
Crassatellidae indet.2 Férussac 1822 clam