NMB Loc. 15863 - 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 G5: 210-250 m above base.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• deeper (more than 10-20 m), more turbid reef habitats
• corals in thickets or small bioherms 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 93716: 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 alatus3 Cairns and Wells 1987 stony coral
Antillocyathus maoensis3 Vaughan and Hoffmeister 1925 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Mussidae
Manicina jungi2 Budd and Johnson 1999 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites baracoaensis4 Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Spondylus bostrychites14 Guppy 1867 scallop
Argopecten thetidis15 Sowerby 1850 calico scallop
Argopecten inaequalis15 Sowerby 1850 calico scallop
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
Crassinella guppyi6 Dall 1896 clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Lucinidae indet.6 Fleming 1828 clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Trigoniocardia (Trigoniocardia) haitensis11 Sowerby 1850 cockle
SUBSPECIES: Trigoniocardia (Trigoniocardia) haitensis cercadica
 Poromyida - Verticordiidae
Trigonulina bowdenensis8 Dall 1903 clam
Gastropoda
 Sorbeoconcha - Strombidae
Strombus bifrons5 Sowerby 1850 conch
Lobatus dominator5 Pilsbry 1917 true conch
Lobatus haitensis5 Sowerby 1850 true conch
 Sorbeoconcha - Cassidae
Cassis sulcifera1 Sowerby 1850 snail
Sconsia laevigata1 Guppy 1850 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Tonnidae
Malea camura1 Guppy 1866 tun shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Personidae
Distorsio simillima1 Sowerby 1850 snail
Distorsio mcgintyi1 Emerson and Puffer 1953 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Bursidae
Bursa grayana1 Dunker 1862 frog shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Xenophoridae
"Tugurium imperforatum" = Onustus6
"Tugurium imperforatum" = Onustus6 carrier shell
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
Terebridae indet.6 Mörch 1852 auger snail
 Neogastropoda - Turbinellidae
Vasum aedificatum13 Guppy 1876 snail
Vasum gurabicum13 Maury 1917 snail
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
"Murex (Haustellum) messorius" = Vokesimurex messorius12 Sowerby 1841 murex snail
Murex (Haustellum) pennae12 Maury 1934 murex snail
Chicoreus (Phyllonotus) pomatus12 Vokes 1989 murex snail
"Chicoreus (Chicoreus) cornurectus" = Chicoreus (Triplex) cornurectus12 Guppy 1876 murex snail
Chicoreus (Siratus) eumekes12 Vokes 1989 murex snail
Chicoreus (Siratus) domingensis12 Sowerby 1850 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Marginellidae
Prunum coniforme10 Sowerby 1850 margin shell
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
Lyria (Lyria) pulchella13 Sowerby 1850 volute
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
"Tritiaria (Antillophos) sp." = Antillophos6
"Tritiaria (Antillophos) sp." = Antillophos6 Woodring 1928 true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
Metulella venusta7 Sowerby 1850 snail
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
Fasciolaria semistriata6 Sowerby 1850 tulip snail
Fusinus henekeni6 Sowerby 1850 snail
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
Agatrix losquemadica9 Jung and Petit 1990 nutmeg
 Sorbeoconcha - Triphoridae
Triphoridae indet.6 Gray 1847 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Naticidae
Polinices sp.6 Monfort 1810 moon snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Vermetidae
Petaloconchus laddfranklinae6 Maury 1917 worm shell
 Cerithioidea - Turritellidae
Vermicularia woodringi6 Olsson and Harbison 1953 turret shell
 Cerithioidea - Siliquariidae
"Siliquaria gurabensis" = Tenagodus6
"Siliquaria gurabensis" = Tenagodus6 snail
 Cerithioidea - Cerithiidae
Cerithiidae indet.6 Fleming 1822 cerith snail
"Ochetoclava terpna" = Rhinoclavis (Ochetoclava)6 cerith snail