TU 1280, Río Mao [Gurabo Fm] (Miocene of Dominican Republic)

Where: Dominican Republic (19.6° N, 71.1° W: paleocoordinates 19.6° N, 70.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From Gurabo Fm, which overlies the Cercado Fm, and is overlain by the Mao Fm (Pliocene). AGE: Late Miocene-Early Pliocene, based on Table 1 of Saunders et al. (1986); assigned to Late Miocene at present; Late Miocene according to Freiheit & Geary (2009). THICKNESS: Unknown. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: Unknown position within section.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; unlithified siliciclastic sediments

• ENVIRONMENT: Appearing to be shallow marine firmground environment.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Unknown, presumably silcicilastic. LITHIFICATION: Unlithified based on observation of figures.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original aragonite

Collected by Vokes; reposited in the PRI


Primary reference: J. R. Freiheit and D. H. Geary. 2009. Neogene Paleontology of the Northern Dominican Republic. 23. Strombid Gastropods (Genera Strombus and Lobatus; Mollusca: Gastropoda: Strombidae) of the Cibao Valley. Bulletins of American Paleontology 376:1-54 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 89567: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 02.06.2009

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Limited to taxa described in taxonomic monograph. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication, with modern nomenclature, and species-resolution identification.
 Sorbeoconcha - Ranellidae
Cymatium praefemorale Maury 1917 triton shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Strombidae
Lobatus dominator Pilsbry 1917 true conch