NMB Loc. 15905 - Rio Gurabo [Gurabo Fm] (Miocene of Dominican Republic)

Also known as PJ# 1531

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 130 m above base of section

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; siltstone

• LITHIFICATION: Unknown. LITHOLOGY: Scattered in silts.

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 131677: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 28.07.2012, edited by Mark Uhen

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.
Actinopteri
 Myctophiformes - Myctophidae
Diaphus dumerilii7 Bleeker 1856 lanternfish
Bivalvia
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Amusium papyraceum10 Gabb 1873 scallop
Argopecten eccentricus10 Gabb 1873 calico scallop
Gastropoda
 Sorbeoconcha - Vermetidae
Petaloconchus domingensis3 Sowerby 1849 worm shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Naticidae
Natica sp.3 Scopoli 1777 moon snail
Stigmaulax sp.3 Morch 1852 moon snail
 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
Metulella venusta4 Sowerby 1850 snail
 Neogastropoda - Melongenidae
Melongena sp.3 Schumacher 1817 snail
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
Tritiaria (Antillophos) moorei3 Guppy 1866 true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
Fasciolaria semistriata3 Sowerby 1850 tulip snail
Fusinus henekeni3 Sowerby 1850 snail
 Neogastropoda - Marginellidae
"Prunum maoense" = Marginella maoensis6
"Prunum maoense" = Marginella maoensis6 Maury 1917 margin shell
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
"Murex (Haustellum) messorius" = Vokesimurex messorius9
"Murex (Haustellum) messorius" = Vokesimurex messorius9 Sowerby 1841 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Harpidae
Morum sp.3 Röding 1798 snail
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
"Cancellaria (Bivetiella) epistomifera" = Bivetiella epistomifera5
"Cancellaria (Bivetiella) epistomifera" = Bivetiella epistomifera5 Guppy 1876 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cypraeidae
Muracypraea henekeni3 Sowerby 1850 cowry
 Sorbeoconcha - Ficidae
Ficus gibsonsmithi1 Beu 2010 fig shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Ranellidae
Cymatium praefemorale1 Maury 1917 triton shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Personidae
Distorsio simillima1 Sowerby 1850 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cassidae
Semicassis reclusa1 Guppy 1873 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Strombidae
Lobatus haitensis2 Sowerby 1850 true conch
Strombus proximus2 Sowerby 1850 conch
 Cerithioidea - Cerithiidae
"Ochetoclava sp." = Rhinoclavis (Ochetoclava)3
"Ochetoclava sp." = Rhinoclavis (Ochetoclava)3 Woodring 1928 cerith snail
 Architaenioglossa - Ampullinidae
Pachycrommium sp.3 Woodring 1928 snail