NMB Loc. 15804 - 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: unit G9 (387-430 m), sample ca. 400 m above base.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithified siliciclastic sediments and lithified limestone

• siliciclastic-dominated environment with 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 93712: 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
"Trochocyathus (Paratrochocyathus) chevalieri" = Trochocyathus chevalieri1, Antillocyathus maoensis1
"Trochocyathus (Paratrochocyathus) chevalieri" = Trochocyathus chevalieri1 Cairns and Wells 1987 stony coral
Antillocyathus maoensis1 Vaughan and Hoffmeister 1925 stony coral
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Spondylus bostrychites7 Guppy 1867 scallop
Spathochlamys vaginula8 Dall 1898 scallop
Argopecten thetidis8 Sowerby 1850 calico scallop
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Trigoniocardia (Trigoniocardia) haitensis5 Sowerby 1850 cockle
SUBSPECIES: Trigoniocardia (Trigoniocardia) haitensis cercadica
 Poromyida - Verticordiidae
Trigonulina bowdenensis3 Dall 1903 clam
Gastropoda
 Sorbeoconcha - Xenophoridae
Xenophora delecta2 Guppy 1876 carrier shell
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Acanthotrophon striatus6 knobbed trophon
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
"Cancellaria (Bivetiella) epistomifera" = Bivetiella epistomifera4, Agatrix losquemadica4
"Cancellaria (Bivetiella) epistomifera" = Bivetiella epistomifera4 Guppy 1876 snail
Agatrix losquemadica4 Jung and Petit 1990 nutmeg
 Sorbeoconcha - Naticidae
Polinices sp.2 Monfort 1810 moon snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Vermetidae
Petaloconchus floridanus2 Olsson and Harbison 1953 worm shell
Petaloconchus laddfranklinae2 Maury 1917 worm shell
Petaloconchus domingensis2 Sowerby 1849 worm shell
 Cerithioidea - Turritellidae
Vermicularia woodringi2 Olsson and Harbison 1953 turret shell
 Cerithioidea - Siliquariidae
"Siliquaria gurabensis" = Tenagodus2
"Siliquaria gurabensis" = Tenagodus2 snail
 Cerithioidea - Cerithiidae
Cerithium venustum2 Gabb 1873 cerith snail
Cerithium obesum2 Guppy 1876 cerith snail
Gurabopecten uniplicatus
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