NMB Loc. 16856 - Río Cano [Cercado Fm] (Miocene of Dominican Republic)

Where: Dominican Republic (19.5° N, 71.3° W: paleocoordinates 19.5° N, 70.7° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Cercado Formation, Messinian (7.2 - 5.3 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the Cercado Formation, which unconformably overlies the Baitoa Formation, and is unconformably overlain by the Cercado Formation. AGE: Late Miocene, based on Table 1 of Saunders et al. (1986); late Miocene according to Jung (1994, p. 260); direct date extrapolated from Cheetham et al. (1999). STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: unit C1 (165-185 m), sample ca. 165 m.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• shallow water depth < 10 m
• corals in thickets or small bioherms

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

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 93732: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 01.02.2010, edited by Austin Hendy and Mihaela Krause

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Solenastrea bournoni1 Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
"Montastrea limbata" = Orbicella limbata1
"Montastrea limbata" = Orbicella limbata1 Duncan 1863 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites waylandi3 Foster 1986 stony coral
Porites portoricensis3 Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Porites baracoaensis3 Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Goniopora imperatoris3 Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Bivalvia
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Lucinidae indet.6 Fleming 1828 clam
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
Terebridae indet.6 Mörch 1852 auger snail
 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
Nitidella cibaoica7 Maury 1917 snail
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
Fusinus henekeni6 Sowerby 1850 snail
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Triphoridae
Triphoridae indet.6 Gray 1847 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Naticidae
Natica sp.6 Scopoli 1777 moon snail
Stigmaulax sp.6 Morch 1852 moon snail
Polinices sp.6 Monfort 1810 moon snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Vermetidae
Petaloconchus laddfranklinae6 Maury 1917 worm shell
 Cerithioidea - Siliquariidae
"Siliquaria gurabensis" = Tenagodus6
"Siliquaria gurabensis" = Tenagodus6 snail
 Cerithioidea - Cerithiidae
Cerithiidae indet.6 Fleming 1822 cerith snail
 Thecosomata - Cavoliniidae
Cavolinia mexicana4 Collins 1934 snail
 Neritoidea - Neritidae
Neritina figulopicta2 Maury 1917 snail