NMB Loc. 16864 - Río Cano [Gurabo Fm] (Pliocene of Dominican Republic)

Also known as PJ# 1618

Where: Dominican Republic (18.9° N, 71.6° W: paleocoordinates 18.9° N, 71.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Gurabo Formation, Zanclean (5.3 - 3.6 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); assigned to Early Pliocene at present; direct date extrapolated from Cheethan et al. (1999). STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From 414 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 131634: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 27.07.2012

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.
Gastropoda
 Sorbeoconcha - Strombidae
Lobatus haitensis2 Sowerby 1850 true conch
 Neogastropoda - Turbinellidae
"Vasum haitense" = Vasum haitensis5
"Vasum haitense" = Vasum haitensis5 Sowerby 1850 snail
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
Lyria (Lyria) pulchella5 Sowerby 1850 volute
 Neogastropoda - Marginellidae
Prunum coniforme3 Sowerby 1850 margin shell
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Chicoreus (Siratus) domingensis4 Sowerby 1850 murex snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Ranellidae
Cymatium praefemorale1 Maury 1917 triton shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Tonnidae
Malea camura1 Guppy 1866 tun shell