NMB Loc. 15844 - Rio Gurabo [Gurabo Fm] (Miocene of Dominican Republic)

Also known as PJ# 1470

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 312 m above base of section.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone

• LITHIFICATION: Unknown. LITHOLOGY: Scattered shells in sand.

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 131662: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 27.07.2012

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.
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Spondylus bostrychites7 Guppy 1867 scallop
Argopecten thetidis8 Sowerby 1850 calico scallop
Argopecten inaequalis8 Sowerby 1850 calico scallop
 Sorbeoconcha - Strombidae
Strombus bifrons2 Sowerby 1850 conch
 Sorbeoconcha - Cassidae
Cypraecassis testiculus1 Linnaeus 1758 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Ranellidae
Monoplex pilearis1 Linnaeus 1758 triton shell
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Chicoreus (Phyllonotus) pomatus6 Vokes 1989 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Marginellidae
Prunum coniforme5 Sowerby 1850 margin shell
 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
Metulella venusta4 Sowerby 1850 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Vermetidae
Petaloconchus laddfranklinae3 Maury 1917 worm shell
 Cerithioidea - Turritellidae
Vermicularia woodringi3 Olsson and Harbison 1953 turret shell
 Cerithioidea - Cerithiidae
"Ochetoclava sp." = Rhinoclavis (Ochetoclava)3 Woodring 1928 cerith snail
Cerithium domingense3 cerith snail
Cerithium microlineatum3 Gabb 1873 cerith snail
Cerithium obesum3 Guppy 1876 cerith snail