NMB Loc. 15846 - 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: 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 G6 (250-290 m).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• deeper (more than 10-20 m), more turbid reef habitats
• corals in thickets or small bioherms in a siliciclastic-dominated environment

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 94000: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 08.02.2010, edited by Austin Hendy

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Spondylus bostrychites12 Guppy 1867 scallop
Argopecten thetidis13 Sowerby 1850 calico scallop
Spathochlamys vaginula13 Dall 1898 scallop
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Americardia media10 Linnaeaus 1758 cockle
Trigoniocardia (Trigoniocardia) haitensis10 Sowerby 1850 cockle
SUBSPECIES: Trigoniocardia (Trigoniocardia) haitensis cercadica
 Poromyida - Verticordiidae
Trigonulina bowdenensis8 Dall 1903 clam
 Poromyida - Cuspidariidae
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Lucinidae indet.7 Fleming 1828 clam
  - Juliidae
Julia sp.7 Gould 1862 snail
 Triphoroidea - Triphoridae
Triphoridae indet.7 Gray 1847 snail
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
"Tritiaria (Antillophos) sp." = Antillophos7
"Tritiaria (Antillophos) sp." = Antillophos7 Woodring 1928 true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
Fusinus henekeni7 Sowerby 1850 snail
 Neogastropoda - Marginellidae
Prunum coniforme9 Sowerby 1850 margin shell
 Neogastropoda - Turbinellidae
Vasum gurabicum7 Maury 1917 snail
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
"Pterynotus (Purpurellus) mirificus" = Purpurellus11, Dermomurex (Trialatella) pterynoides11, "Chicoreus (Chicoreus) cornurectus" = Chicoreus (Triplex) cornurectus11, "Murex (Haustellum) messorius" = Vokesimurex messorius11, Spinidrupa demissa11
"Pterynotus (Purpurellus) mirificus" = Purpurellus11 murex snail
"Chicoreus (Chicoreus) cornurectus" = Chicoreus (Triplex) cornurectus11 Guppy 1876 murex snail
"Murex (Haustellum) messorius" = Vokesimurex messorius11 Sowerby 1841 murex snail
Spinidrupa demissa11 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Harpidae
Morum sp.7 Röding 1798 snail
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
Terebridae indet.7 Mörch 1852 auger snail
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
Strombus bifrons6 Sowerby 1850 conch
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Polinices sp.7 Monfort 1810 moon snail
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
Erosaria spurca7 Linnaeus 1758 cowry
 Vermetoidea - Vermetidae
Petaloconchus floridanus7 Olsson and Harbison 1953 worm shell
 Tonnoidea - Personidae
Distorsio mcgintyi1 Emerson and Puffer 1953 snail
 Tonnoidea - Bursidae
Bursa grayana1 Dunker 1862 frog shell
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
Cypraecassis testiculus1 Linnaeus 1758 snail
Cassis sulcifera1 Sowerby 1850 snail
Sconsia laevigata1 Guppy 1850 snail
Semicassis reclusa1 Guppy 1873 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Vermicularia woodringi7 Olsson and Harbison 1953 turret shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Cerithiidae indet.7 Fleming 1822 cerith snail
Cerithium sp.7 Bruguière 1789 cerith snail
Cerithium microlineatum7 Gabb 1873 cerith snail
Cerithium dominicense7 Gabb 1873 cerith snail
Cerithium obesum7 Guppy 1876 cerith snail
"Ochetoclava terpna" = Rhinoclavis (Ochetoclava)7 cerith snail
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites baracoaensis4 Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Porites macdonaldi4 Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Porites waylandi4 Foster 1986 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montastraeidae
Montastrea cylindrica2 Duncan 1863 stony coral
"Montastrea limbata" = Montastrea imperatoris2 Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Montastrea brevis2 Duncan 1864 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
Stephanocoenia spongiformis5 Duncan 1864 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Hadrophyllia saundersi3 Budd and Johnson 1999 stony coral
Solenastrea bournoni2 Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 stony coral