Los Quemados - Zone F (Pliocene of Dominican Republic)

Where: Dominican Republic (19.5° N, 71.2° W: paleocoordinates 19.5° N, 70.8° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• From zone F. Section approximately 20 ft thick.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; lithified, concretionary, green claystone

• No paleoenvironmental data reported by Maury.
• Hard, greenish clays with concretions.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original aragonite

Reposited in the PRI

Collection methods: quarrying,

• Collections reposited at Cornell University and now reside at PRI.

Primary reference: C. J. Maury. 1917. Santo Domingo type sections and fossils. Bulletins of American Paleontology 5(30):1-43 [A. Miller/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 58823: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 24.02.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Identifications to species level, though antiquated genus-level nomenclature.
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Amusium papyraceum Gabb 1873 scallop
"Pecten eugrammatus" = Argopecten thetidis Sowerby 1850 calico scallop
Spondylus bostrychites Guppy 1867 scallop
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
"Glycymeris acuticostata" = Tucetona acuticostata
"Glycymeris acuticostata" = Tucetona acuticostata Sowerby 1849 clam
Actually listed as "Glycimeris acuticostata"; Glycimeris=Panopea, not Glycymeris s.s
 Arcida - Arcidae
"Scapharca golfoyaquensis" = Anadara (Rasia) golfoyaquensis
"Scapharca golfoyaquensis" = Anadara (Rasia) golfoyaquensis Maury 1917 ark
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
"Cardium (Laevicardium) serratum" = Laevicardium serratum
"Cardium (Laevicardium) serratum" = Laevicardium serratum Linnaeus 1758 cockle
 Sorbeoconcha - Strombidae
"Strombus haitensis" = Lobatus haitensis, Strombus bifrons
"Strombus haitensis" = Lobatus haitensis Sowerby 1850 true conch
Strombus bifrons Sowerby 1850 conch
 Neogastropoda - Harpidae
"Morum domingense" = Morum (Oniscidia) domingense
"Morum domingense" = Morum (Oniscidia) domingense Sowerby 1850 snail
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
"Lyria pulchella" = Lyria (Lyria) pulchella
"Lyria pulchella" = Lyria (Lyria) pulchella Sowerby 1850 volute
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
"Murex domingensis" = Chicoreus (Siratus) domingensis, "Murex cornurectus" = Chicoreus (Triplex) cornurectus
"Murex domingensis" = Chicoreus (Siratus) domingensis Sowerby 1850 murex snail
Listed as "M. domingensis near yaquensis"
"Murex cornurectus" = Chicoreus (Triplex) cornurectus Guppy 1876 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
"Turris albida" = Polystira albida
"Turris albida" = Polystira albida Perry 1811 turrid
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
"Phos moorei" = Antillophos (Antillophos) moorei Guppy 1866 true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Mitridae
Mitra henekeni Sowerby 1850 mitre shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Xenophoridae
Xenophora conchyliophora Born 1780 carrier shell
Xenophora delecta Guppy 1876 carrier shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Cassidae
Cassis sulcifera Sowerby 1850 snail
Sconsia laevigata Guppy 1850 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Ranellidae
"Lotorium praefemorale" = Cymatium praefemorale
"Lotorium praefemorale" = Cymatium praefemorale Maury 1917 triton shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Tonnidae
Malea camura Guppy 1866 tun shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Naticidae
Natica youngi Maury 1917 moon snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Vermetidae
"Serpulorbis papulosa" = Serpulorbis papulosus
"Serpulorbis papulosa" = Serpulorbis papulosus Guppy 1866 worm shell
 Cerithioidea - Cerithiidae
Clava plebeia Sowerby 1850 cerith snail