NMB Loc. 16810 - Rio Gurabo [Gurabo Fm] (Miocene of Dominican Republic)

Where: Dominican Republic (19.5° N, 71.2° W: paleocoordinates 19.5° N, 70.6° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Gurabo Formation, Messinian (7.2 - 5.3 Ma)

• AGE: direct date from Cheetham et al. (1999). STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: G5 (210-250 m).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: perireef or subreef; lithified sandstone and lithified limestone

• moderately deep marine conditions with 20-30 m water depth
• corals in thickets or small bioherms in a siliciclastic-dominated environment

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

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 84956: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 19.11.2008, edited by Austin Hendy

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Antillocyathus maoensis3 Vaughan and Hoffmeister 1925 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Mussidae
Manicina grandis2 Duncan 1864 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Thysanus navicula2 Duncan 1864 stony coral
Thysanus excentricus2 Duncan 1863 stony coral
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Spathochlamys vaginula10 Dall 1898 scallop
Argopecten thetidis10 Sowerby 1850 calico scallop
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
Crassatellidae indet.5 FĂ©russac 1822 clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Lucinidae indet.5 Fleming 1828 clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Trigoniocardia (Trigoniocardia) haitensis7 Sowerby 1850 cockle
SUBSPECIES: Trigoniocardia (Trigoniocardia) haitensis cercadica
 Sorbeoconcha - Strombidae
Strombus bifrons4 Sowerby 1850 conch
 Sorbeoconcha - Cassidae
Sconsia laevigata1 Guppy 1850 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Personidae
Distorsio simillima1 Sowerby 1850 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Xenophoridae
Xenophora delecta5, "Tugurium imperforatum" = Onustus5
Xenophora delecta5 Guppy 1876 carrier shell
"Tugurium imperforatum" = Onustus5 carrier shell
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
"Murex (Haustellum) messorius" = Vokesimurex messorius8, "Chicoreus (Chicoreus) cornurectus" = Chicoreus (Triplex) cornurectus8, Chicoreus (Siratus) domingensis8
"Murex (Haustellum) messorius" = Vokesimurex messorius8 Sowerby 1841 murex snail
"Chicoreus (Chicoreus) cornurectus" = Chicoreus (Triplex) cornurectus8 Guppy 1876 murex snail
Chicoreus (Siratus) domingensis8 Sowerby 1850 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Marginellidae
Prunum coniforme6 Sowerby 1850 margin shell
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
Lyria (Lyria) pulchella9 Sowerby 1850 volute
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
"Tritiaria (Antillophos) sp." = Antillophos5, Tritiaria (Antillophos) moorei5
"Tritiaria (Antillophos) sp." = Antillophos5 Woodring 1928 true whelk
Tritiaria (Antillophos) moorei5 Guppy 1866 true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
Fasciolaria semistriata5 Sowerby 1850 tulip snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cypraeidae
"Luria isabellae" = Luria isabella5
"Luria isabellae" = Luria isabella5 Linnaeus 1758 Isabell cowry
 Sorbeoconcha - Triphoridae
Triphoridae indet.5 Gray 1847 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Naticidae
Natica sp.5 Scopoli 1777 moon snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Vermetidae
Petaloconchus laddfranklinae5 Maury 1917 worm shell
Petaloconchus domingensis5 Sowerby 1849 worm shell
 Cerithioidea - Turritellidae
Vermicularia woodringi5 Olsson and Harbison 1953 turret shell
 Cerithioidea - Cerithiidae
Cerithiidae indet.5 Fleming 1822 cerith snail
"Ochetoclava terpna" = Rhinoclavis (Ochetoclava)5 cerith snail
Cerithium venustum5 Gabb 1873 cerith snail