NMB Loc. 15860 - 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: Gurabo Formation, Messinian (7.2 - 5.3 Ma)

• AGE: Early Pliocene, according to Waller (2011); direct date from Cheetham et al. (1999). STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: unit G6: 250-290 m above base.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: perireef or subreef; lithified siliciclastic sediments and lithified limestone

• deeper (more than 10-20 m), more turbid reef habitats in a 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 93710: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 29.01.2010, edited by Austin Hendy

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Antillocyathus alatus2 Cairns and Wells 1987 stony coral
Antillocyathus maoensis2 Vaughan and Hoffmeister 1925 stony coral
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Spathochlamys vaginula8 Dall 1898 scallop
Argopecten thetidis8 Sowerby 1850 calico scallop
 Pectinida - Propeamussiidae
Cyclopecten guppyi8 Dall 1898 mud scallop
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
Crassatellidae indet.4 Férussac 1822 clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Lucinidae indet.4 Fleming 1828 clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Trigoniocardia (Trigoniocardia) haitensis6 Sowerby 1850 cockle
SUBSPECIES: Trigoniocardia (Trigoniocardia) haitensis cercadica
Gastropoda
 Architaenioglossa - Ampullinidae
Pachycrommium sp.4 Woodring 1928 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Strombidae
Strombus bifrons3 Sowerby 1850 conch
 Sorbeoconcha - Cassidae
Sconsia laevigata1 Guppy 1850 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Tonnidae
Malea camura1 Guppy 1866 tun shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Personidae
Distorsio mcgintyi1 Emerson and Puffer 1953 snail
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
Terebridae indet.4 Mörch 1852 auger snail
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Dermomurex (Trialatella) pterynoides7, Dermomurex (Dermomurex) olssoni7, "Murex (Haustellum) messorius" = Vokesimurex messorius7, "Chicoreus (Chicoreus) cornurectus" = Chicoreus (Triplex) cornurectus7, "Murex (Haustellum) adelosus" = Siratus adelosus7
"Murex (Haustellum) messorius" = Vokesimurex messorius7 Sowerby 1841 murex snail
"Chicoreus (Chicoreus) cornurectus" = Chicoreus (Triplex) cornurectus7 Guppy 1876 murex snail
"Murex (Haustellum) adelosus" = Siratus adelosus7 Vokes 1989 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Marginellidae
Prunum coniforme5 Sowerby 1850 margin shell
 Neogastropoda - Harpidae
Morum sp.4 Röding 1798 snail
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
"Tritiaria (Antillophos) sp." = Antillophos4, Tritiaria (Antillophos) moorei4
"Tritiaria (Antillophos) sp." = Antillophos4 Woodring 1928 true whelk
Tritiaria (Antillophos) moorei4 Guppy 1866 true whelk
 Sorbeoconcha - Triphoridae
Triphoridae indet.4 Gray 1847 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Naticidae
Natica sp.4 Scopoli 1777 moon snail
Stigmaulax sp.4 Morch 1852 moon snail
Tectonatica sp.4 Sacco 1890 moon snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Vermetidae
Petaloconchus floridanus4 Olsson and Harbison 1953 worm shell
Petaloconchus laddfranklinae4 Maury 1917 worm shell
Petaloconchus domingensis4 Sowerby 1849 worm shell
Serpulorbis papulosus4 Guppy 1866 worm shell
 Cerithioidea - Turritellidae
Vermicularia woodringi4 Olsson and Harbison 1953 turret shell
 Cerithioidea - Siliquariidae
"Siliquaria gurabensis" = Tenagodus4
"Siliquaria gurabensis" = Tenagodus4 snail
 Cerithioidea - Cerithiidae
Cerithiidae indet.4 Fleming 1822 cerith snail
"Ochetoclava sp." = Rhinoclavis (Ochetoclava)4 Woodring 1928 cerith snail
Alabina canaliculata4 cerith snail