NMB Loc. 15836 - 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: Rio Gurabo Formation, Messinian (7.2 - 5.3 Ma)

• AGE: direct date from Cheetham et al. (1999). STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: ca. 380 m above base.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithified siliciclastic sediments

• siliciclastic-dominated environment

Size class: macrofossils

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 93606: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 26.01.2010, edited by Austin Hendy

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Sorbeoconcha - Vermetidae
Petaloconchus domingensis4 Sowerby 1849 worm shell
Petaloconchus laddfranklinae4 Maury 1917 worm shell
Serpulorbis papulosus4 Guppy 1866 worm shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Xenophoridae
Xenophora delecta4 Guppy 1876 carrier shell
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
Metula harrisi4 Olsson 1922 true whelk
 Sorbeoconcha - Cassidae
Sconsia laevigata1 Guppy 1850 snail
Cassis sulcifera1 Sowerby 1850 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Ranellidae
Cymatium praefemorale1 Maury 1917 triton shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Personidae
Distorsio simillima1 Sowerby 1850 snail
Distorsio mcgintyi1 Emerson and Puffer 1953 snail
 Cerithioidea - Cerithiidae
"Ochetoclava terpna" = Rhinoclavis (Ochetoclava)4
"Ochetoclava terpna" = Rhinoclavis (Ochetoclava)4 cerith snail
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Trigoniocardia (Trigoniocardia) haitensis5 Sowerby 1850 cockle
SUBSPECIES: Trigoniocardia (Trigoniocardia) haitensis cercadica
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Argopecten thetidis7 Sowerby 1850 calico scallop
Spondylus bostrychites6 Guppy 1867 scallop
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
"Trochocyathus (Paratrochocyathus) chevalieri n. sp." = Trochocyathus chevalieri3 Cairns and Wells 1987 stony coral
Antillocyathus maoensis3 Vaughan and Hoffmeister 1925 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montastraeidae
Montastrea cavernosa2 Linne 1767 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
"Dendrophyllia cornucopia" = Eguchipsammia cornucopia3
"Dendrophyllia cornucopia" = Eguchipsammia cornucopia3 Pourtales 1871 stony coral
Gurabopecten uniplicatus