PPP# 1075 - Sabanita [lower Gatun Fm] (Miocene of Panama)

Also known as NMB Loc. 18322

Where: Panama (9.3° N, 79.8° W: paleocoordinates 9.1° N, 78.4° W)

• coordinate based on unpublished field data

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Gatun Formation, Tortonian (11.6 - 7.2 Ma)

• LITHOSRATIGRAPHY: From the Gatun Formation, for which lithostratigraphic relationships are not discussed. AGE: Late Miocene in text, earliest Tortonian on composite stratigraphic columns (e.g. Hendy 2013). STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From lower part of the Gatun Fm.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shoreface; poorly lithified, bioturbated, fine-grained, silty sandstone

• Lithology is fine (typically silty) and often contains whole shells, but there is also shell hash that is sometimes packed into burrows, suggesting some wave energy. All faunal evidence suggests shallow conditions, less than 30-50 m, for most of the Gatun Formation. The area around Sabanita contains the shallowest-water faunas according to Hendy (2013), consistent with water depths <10 m.
• LITHOLOGY: Soft, silty fine-grained sandstone. LITHIFICATION: Poorly lithified, on the basis of observed specimens.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: original aragonite

Collected in 1992; reposited in the NMB

Collection methods: bulk, surface (float), surface (in situ),


Primary reference: O. Aguilera and D. R. de Aguilera. 1999. Bathymetric distribution of Miocene to Pleistocene Caribbean teleostean fishes from the coast of Panama and Costa Rica. Bulletins of American Paleontology 357:251-269 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 145524: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 05.06.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for molluscs and fish. NOMENCLATURE: Not an authoritative publication, but with modern nomenclature. Subgenus-resolution identifications.
 Arcida - Arcidae
Anadara (Diluvarca) sp. Woodring 1925 ark
Anadara (Rasia) fissicosta Spieker 1922 ark
Anadara (Rasia) dariensis Brown and Pilsbry 1911 ark
 Arcida - Noetiidae
Noetia (Noetia) sp. Gray 1857 clam
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Leptopecten sp. Verrill 1897 scallop
Leptopecten ecnomius Woodring 1982 scallop
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Crassostrea sp. Sacco 1897 oyster
Hyotissa sp. Stenzel 1971 oyster
 Ostreida - Pinnidae
Pinnidae indet. Leach 1819 oyster
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
 Cardiida - Chamidae
Arcinella sp. Schumacher 1817 jewel box
 Cardiida - Anatinellidae
Raeta sp. Gray 1853 clam
 Cardiida - Mactridae
Mulinia sp. Gray 1837 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Veneridae "indet. 1" Rafinesque 1815 venus clam
Veneridae "indet. 2" Rafinesque 1815 venus clam
Pitar (Pitar) sp. Römer 1857 venus clam
Lamelliconcha sp. Dall 1902 venus clam
Macrocallista (Megapitaria) sp. Grant and Gale 1931 venus clam
Clementia (Clementia) sp. Gray 1842 venus clam
Cyclinella sp. Dall 1902 venus clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Psammacoma sp. Dall 1900 tellin clam
Eurytellina "sp. 1" Fischer 1887 tellin clam
Eurytellina "sp. 2" Fischer 1887 tellin clam
 Cardiida - Semelidae
Semele sp. Schumacher 1817 clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
"Trachycardium (Dallocardia) sp." = Dallocardia Stewart 1930 cockle
Trachycardium (Mexicardia) sp. Stewart 1930 cockle
Laevicardium sp. Swainson 1840 cockle
Dinocardium sp. Dall 1900 cockle
Trigoniocardia sp. Dall 1900 cockle
 Cardiida - Leptonidae
Temblornia sp. Keen 1943 clam
 Hiatellida - Hiatellidae
Panopea sp. Menard 1807 clam
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
Saccella sp. Woodring 1925 pointed nut clam
 Ptenoglossa - Fasciolariidae
Fasciolaria sp. Lamarck 1799 tulip snail
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
"Oliva (Oliva) gatunensis" = Oliva gatunensis Toula 1908 olive snail
Oliva (Oliva) sp. Bruguière 1789 olive snail
Olivella (Niteoliva) sp. Olsson 1956 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
Strombina (Strombina) sp., "Glyptaesopus sp." = Aesopus (Glyptaesopus), "Costoanachis sp." = Anachis (Costoanachis)
Strombina (Strombina) sp. Mörch 1858 snail
"Glyptaesopus sp." = Aesopus (Glyptaesopus) Pilsbry and Olsson 1941 dovesnail
"Costoanachis sp." = Anachis (Costoanachis) Sacco 1890 snail
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
Cymatophos sp. Pilsbry and Olsson 1941 true whelk
Solenosteira sp. Dall 1890 true whelk
Antillophos (Antillophos) sp. Woodring 1928 true whelk
Hindsia sp. Adams 1853 true whelk
Nicema sp. Woodring 1964 true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Nassariidae
Psilarius sp. Woodring 1964 snail
Nassarius (Nanarius) sp. Woodring 1964 snail
 Neogastropoda - Melongenidae
Melongena sp. Schumacher 1817 snail
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
Polystira sp. Woodring 1928 turrid
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
"Cancellaria (Euclia) codazzii" = Euclia codazzii Anderson 1929 snail
"Cancellaria (Euclia) dinota" = Euclia dinota Woodring 1970 snail
 Neogastropoda - Mitridae
Subcancilla sp. Olsson and Harbison 1953 mitre shell
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Eupleura sp. Adams and Adams 1853 murex snail
Cymia (Cymia) sp. Mörch 1860 murex snail
Haustellum sp. Schumacher 1817 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Drilliidae
Clathrodrillia sp. Dall 1918 snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus "sp. 1" Linnaeus 1758 cone shell
Conus "sp. 2" Linnaeus 1758 cone shell
Conus "sp. 3" Linnaeus 1758 cone shell
Conus "sp. 4" Linnaeus 1758 cone shell
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
Strioterebrum "sp. 1" Sacco 1891 auger snail
Strioterebrum "sp. 2" Sacco 1891 auger snail
Strioterebrum "sp. 3" Sacco 1891 auger snail
Strioterebrum spiriferum Dall 1895 auger snail
Terebra (Oreoterebra) sp. Olsson 1967 auger snail
Terebra (Panaterebra) sp. Olsson 1967 auger snail
 Mesogastropoda - Naticidae
Stigmaulax sp. Morch 1852 moon snail
Sinum sp. Röding 1798 moon snail
Polinices sp. Monfort 1810 moon snail
Neverita (Glossaulax) sp. Pilsbry 1929 moon snail
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
Cypraeidae indet. Rafinesque 1815 cowry
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Crucibulum (Dispotaea) sp. Say 1824 slipper shell
Crepidula sp. Lamarck 1799 slipper shell
Crepidula (Ianacus) sp. Mörch 1852 slipper shell
 Tonnoidea - Personidae
Distorsio decussata Valenciennes 1832 snail
 Tonnoidea - Tonnidae
Malea sp. Valenciennes 1833 tun shell
 Tonnoidea - Bursidae
Bursa rugosa Sowerby 1835 frog shell
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
"Semicassis (Tylocassis) sp." = Semicassis
"Semicassis (Tylocassis) sp." = Semicassis Mörch 1852 snail
 Truncatelloidea - Tornidae
"Teinostoma (Idioraphe) sp." = Teinostoma (Idioraphie)
"Teinostoma (Idioraphe) sp." = Teinostoma (Idioraphie) Pilsbry 1922 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella "sp. 2" Lamarck 1799 turret shell
Turritella "sp. 3" Lamarck 1799 turret shell
Turritella "sp. 4" Lamarck 1799 turret shell
Turritella "sp. 5" Lamarck 1799 turret shell
Turritella matarucana Hodson 1926 turret shell
 Architectonicoidea - Architectonicidae
Architectonica sp. Röding 1798 sundial
 Turbinoidea - Turbinidae
 Gadilida - Gadilidae
Gadila sp. Gray 1847 tusk shell
 Nautilida - Aturiidae
Aturia sp. Bronn 1838 nautiloid
 Siluriformes - Ariidae
Arius sp. Cuvier and Valenciennes 1840 Ariid catfish