NMB Loc. 15805 - Rio Gurabo [Gurabo Fm] (Miocene of Dominican Republic)

Where: Dominican Republic (19.5° N, 71.2° W: paleocoordinates 19.5° N, 70.6° 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 overlies the Cercado Formation, and is overlain by the Mao Formation. AGE: Late Miocene-Early Pliocene, based on Table 1 of Saunders et al. (1986); direct date from Cheetham et al. (1999). STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From 396 m above base of section.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; siltstone

• LITHIFICATION: Unknown. LITHOLOGY: Scattered fossils in silt.

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 131563: 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.
 Sorbeoconcha - Cassidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Strombidae
Strombus proximus2 Sowerby 1850 conch
Strombus bifrons2 Sowerby 1850 conch
Lobatus dominator2 Pilsbry 1917 true conch
Lobatus haitensis2 Sowerby 1850 true conch
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
Fusinus henekeni3 Sowerby 1850 snail
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
"Tritiaria (Antillophos) sp." = Antillophos3, Tritiaria (Antillophos) moorei3
"Tritiaria (Antillophos) sp." = Antillophos3 Woodring 1928 true whelk
Tritiaria (Antillophos) moorei3 Guppy 1866 true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Marginellidae
Prunum christineladdae4 Maury 1917 margin shell
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
Lyria (Lyria) pulchella7 Sowerby 1850 volute
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Acanthotrophon striatus6 knobbed trophon
 Sorbeoconcha - Xenophoridae
Xenophora delecta3 Guppy 1876 carrier shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Naticidae
Natica sp.3 Scopoli 1777 moon snail
Stigmaulax sp.3 Morch 1852 moon snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Vermetidae
Petaloconchus domingensis3 Sowerby 1849 worm shell
Petaloconchus laddfranklinae3 Maury 1917 worm shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Capulidae
Capulus sp.3 Monfort 1810 snail
 Architaenioglossa - Ampullinidae
Pachycrommium sp.3 Woodring 1928 snail
 Cerithioidea - Potamididae
Potamides suprasulcatus3 Gabb 1873 horn snail
 Cerithioidea - Turritellidae
Vermicularia woodringi3 Olsson and Harbison 1953 turret shell
 Cerithioidea - Cerithiidae
"Ochetoclava sp." = Rhinoclavis (Ochetoclava)3 Woodring 1928 cerith snail
Cerithium venustim3 cerith snail
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Spathochlamys vaginula8 Dall 1898 scallop
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Trigoniocardia (Trigoniocardia) haitensis5 Sowerby 1850 cockle
SUBSPECIES: Trigoniocardia (Trigoniocardia) haitensis cercadica
Gurabopecten uniplicatus