Locality H, Venezuela - Weisbord (1964) (Pliocene of Venezuela)

Also known as Locality H

Where: Sucre, Venezuela (10.0° N, 71.0° W: paleocoordinates 9.8° N, 70.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Lower Member (Mare Formation), Early/Lower Pliocene (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

• From upper Mare Formation. These silts overlie the coarser sediments at the base of the Mare Formation. The Playa Grande and Mare formations of the Cabo Blanco Group are believed to be early Pliocene in age, and the Guaiguaza clay late Pliocene.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; poorly lithified siltstone

• Shallow-marine deposit.
• The upper Mare Formation consist of tan, homogeneous, and slightly compacted silts of a fine and even texture.

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the PRI

Collection methods: quarrying,

• Collected by Weisbord in 1955 and 1956. Collections also held at Flordia State University

Primary reference: N. E. Weisbord. 1964. Late Cenozoic scaphopods and serpulid polychaets from northern Venezuela. Bulletins of American Paleontology 47(214):111-199 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/O. Alfaro]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 41544: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 16.07.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Exhaustive for mollusca, and serpulids
Scaphopoda
 Gadilida - Gadilidae
"Cadulus (Polyschides) quadridentatus" = Polyschides
"Cadulus (Polyschides) quadridentatus" = Polyschides tusk shell
Gastropoda
 Heterostropha - Pyramidellidae
Chrysallida cribrata2, "Pyrgiscus granadensis" = Turbonilla (Pyrgiscus)2, "Turbonilla (? Chemnitzia) sp." = Chemnitzia2
"Pyrgiscus granadensis" = Turbonilla (Pyrgiscus)2 snail
"Turbonilla (? Chemnitzia) sp." = Chemnitzia2 d'Orbigny 1840 snail
 Heterostropha - Architectonicidae
Architectonica nobilis2 Röding 1798 sundial
 Epitonioidea - Epitoniidae
 Cerithioidea - Turritellidae
Turritella maiquetana2 turret shell
 Vanikoroidea - Vanikoridae
 Neotaenioglossa - Calyptraeidae
"Crepidula (Bostrycapulus) aculeata" = Bostrycapulus aculeatus2
"Crepidula (Bostrycapulus) aculeata" = Bostrycapulus aculeatus2 Gmelin 1791 slipper shell
Subspecies: Crepidula (Bostrycapulus) aculeata venezuelana
 Sorbeoconcha - Triphoridae
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiopsidae
Retilaskeya bicolor1 Adams 1845 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Vermetidae
 Neogastropoda - Marginellidae
Marginella (? Egouana) laguairana2 Weisbord 1962 margin shell
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
"Oliva (Ispidula) schepmani" = Oliva (Ispidula) tisiphona2
"Oliva (Ispidula) schepmani" = Oliva (Ispidula) tisiphona2 Duclos 1844 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
Fusinus closter2 Philippi 1850 snail
Subspecies: Fusinus closter caboblanquensis
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus (Leptoconus) jaspideus2 Gmelin 1791 cone shell
Subspecies: Conus (Leptoconus) jaspideus caboblanquensis
 Sorbeoconcha - Naticidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Caecidae
"Caecum (Defolina) tomaculum" = Caecum tomaculum2, Caecum (Caecum) puntagordanum2
"Caecum (Defolina) tomaculum" = Caecum tomaculum2 Weisbord 1962 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Rissoidae
 Trochoidea - Turbinidae
Turbo "sp. A"2 Linnaeus 1758 snail
 Trochoidea - Skeneidae
 Trochoidea - Trochidae
 Lepetellida - Fissurellidae
Emarginula multiradiata2 Weisbord 1962 snail
Diodora cayenensis2 Lamarck 1822 snail
Diodora meta2 Ihering 1927 snail
? Fissurella sp.2 Bruguière 1789 snail
Bivalvia
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
 Pectinida - Plicatulidae
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Pecten (Pecten) caribeus3, "Pecten (Euvola) ziczag" = Euvola ziczac3, "Chlamys (Argopecten) gibbus" = Argopecten gibbus3
"Pecten (Euvola) ziczag" = Euvola ziczac3 Linnaeus 1758 scallop
Subspecies: Pecten (Euvola) ziczag caboblancoensis
"Chlamys (Argopecten) gibbus" = Argopecten gibbus3 Linnaeus 1758 calico scallop
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
Glycymeris (Glycymerella) decussata3, "Glycymeris (Tucetona) pectinata" = Tucetona pectinata3
"Glycymeris (Tucetona) pectinata" = Tucetona pectinata3 Gmelin 1791 clam
 Arcida - Arcidae
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Lucina (Bellucina) katherinepalmerae" = Cardiolucina3
"Lucina (Bellucina) katherinepalmerae" = Cardiolucina3 clam
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Gouldia venezuelana3, Macrocallista maculata3, "Chione (Lirophora) riomaturensis" = Lirophora (Lirophora) riomaturensis3, "Chione (Chione) cancellata" = Chione cancellata3
Macrocallista maculata3 Linnaeus 1758 venus clam
"Chione (Lirophora) riomaturensis" = Lirophora (Lirophora) riomaturensis3 Maury 1925 venus clam
"Chione (Chione) cancellata" = Chione cancellata3 Linnaeus 1767 venus clam
 Cardiida - Chamidae
Chama congregata3 Conrad 1833 jewel box
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
? Laevicardium sp.3 Swainson 1840 cockle
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
 Carditida - Carditidae
"Venericardia (Glyptoactis) wendellwoodringi" = Glyptoactis (Glyptoactis) wendellwoodringi3
"Venericardia (Glyptoactis) wendellwoodringi" = Glyptoactis (Glyptoactis) wendellwoodringi3 Weisbord 1964 clam