NMB Loc. 15807 - Río 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 extrapolated from Cheetham et al. (1999) and Saunders et al. (1986). STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: unit G8 (360-387 m), sample ca. 380 m above base

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: perireef or subreef; lithified limestone

• deeper (more than 10-20 m), more turbid reef habitats
• slump deposits of reefal carbonates

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 93689: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 28.01.2010, edited by Austin Hendy

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
"Dendrophyllia cornucopia" = Eguchipsammia cornucopia3
"Dendrophyllia cornucopia" = Eguchipsammia cornucopia3 Pourtales 1871 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Antillocyathus maoensis3 Vaughan and Hoffmeister 1925 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montastraeidae
Montastrea brevis2 Duncan 1864 stony coral
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Spondylus bostrychites10 Guppy 1867 scallop
Gastropoda
 Sorbeoconcha - Vermetidae
Serpulorbis papulosus5 Guppy 1866 worm shell
 Neogastropoda - Nassariidae
"Tritiaria (Antilliphos) sp." = Nassarius (Tritiaria)5
"Tritiaria (Antilliphos) sp." = Nassarius (Tritiaria)5 Conrad 1865 snail
 Neogastropoda - Marginellidae
Prunum christineladdae7 Maury 1917 margin shell
Prunum coniforme7 Sowerby 1850 margin shell
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Chicoreus (Siratus) eumekes8 Vokes 1989 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
Lyria (Lyria) pulchella9 Sowerby 1850 volute
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
Aphera islacolonis6 Maury 1917 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Tonnidae
Malea camura1 Guppy 1866 tun shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Ranellidae
Cymatium praefemorale1 Maury 1917 triton shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Personidae
Distorsio mcgintyi1 Emerson and Puffer 1953 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cassidae
Sconsia laevigata1 Guppy 1850 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Strombidae
Lobatus haitensis4 Sowerby 1850 true conch
Lobatus dominator4 Pilsbry 1917 true conch
Strombus bifrons4 Sowerby 1850 conch
Strombus proximus4 Sowerby 1850 conch
 Cerithioidea - Cerithiidae
"Ochetoclava sp." = Rhinoclavis (Ochetoclava)5
"Ochetoclava sp." = Rhinoclavis (Ochetoclava)5 Woodring 1928 cerith snail