NMB Loc. 15841 - 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 extrapolated from Cheetham et al. (1999) and Saunders et al. (1986). STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: unit G8 (360-387 m).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• deeper (more than 10-20 m), more turbid reef habitats
• slump deposits of reefal carbonates

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 94001: 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
Argopecten thetidis6 Sowerby 1850 calico scallop
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
"Latirus fusiformis" = Latirus (Polygona) fusiformis5
"Latirus fusiformis" = Latirus (Polygona) fusiformis5 Gabb 1873 snail
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
Lobatus dominator4 Pilsbry 1917 true conch
 Tonnoidea - Personidae
Distorsio mcgintyi1 Emerson and Puffer 1953 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Cerithium microlineatum5 Gabb 1873 cerith snail
Cerithium venustum5 Gabb 1873 cerith snail
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites macdonaldi3 Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montastraeidae
Montastrea cylindrica2 Duncan 1863 stony coral
"Montastrea limbata" = Montastrea imperatoris2 Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Montastrea brevis2 Duncan 1864 stony coral