NMB Loc. 16839 - 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 based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• AGE: direct date from Cheetham et al. (1999). STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: unit C3 (225-280 m), sample ca. 230 m above base, basal Gurabo Formation.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithified sandstone and lithified limestone

• moderate to deep water depth 10-30 m
• soft bottom communities of reef-associated grass flats

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the NMB

Collection methods: surface (in situ), peel or thin section,

• COLLECTOR: Not stated in text. REPOSITORY: Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, Switzerland (NMB).

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 94006: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 08.02.2010, edited by Austin Hendy

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication, with species-resolution identifications, and modern nomenclature. COVERAGE: Limited to taxa described in text.
Gastropoda
 Architaenioglossa - Ampullinidae
Pachycrommium sp.7 Woodring 1928 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Naticidae
Stigmaulax sp.7 Morch 1852 moon snail
Tectonatica sp.7 Sacco 1890 moon snail
Natica sp.7 Scopoli 1777 moon snail
Polinices sp.7 Monfort 1810 moon snail
Neverita (Hypterita) sp.7 Woodring 1957 moon snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Capulidae
Capulus sp.7 Monfort 1810 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Vermetidae
Petaloconchus laddfranklinae7 Maury 1917 worm shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Triphoridae
Triphoridae indet.7 Gray 1847 snail
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Typhis (Typhinellus) sowerbii11, "Chicoreus (Chicoreus) cornurectus" = Chicoreus (Triplex) cornurectus11
Typhis (Typhinellus) sowerbii11 Broderip 1833 murex snail
"Chicoreus (Chicoreus) cornurectus" = Chicoreus (Triplex) cornurectus11 Guppy 1876 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Marginellidae
"Prunum maoense" = Marginella maoensis9
"Prunum maoense" = Marginella maoensis9 Maury 1917 margin shell
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
Terebridae indet.7 Mörch 1852 auger snail
 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
Cantharus sp.7 Röding 1798 true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
Fasciolaria carminamaris7 Maury 1917 tulip snail
Fusinus henekeni7 Sowerby 1850 snail
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
Aphera islacolonis8 Maury 1917 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cypraeidae
Erosaria spurca7, "Erronea raymondrobertsi" = Pseudozonaria raymondrobertsi7
Erosaria spurca7 Linnaeus 1758 cowry
"Erronea raymondrobertsi" = Pseudozonaria raymondrobertsi7 Pilsbry 1922 cowry
 Sorbeoconcha - Cassidae
Cassis sulcifera1 Sowerby 1850 snail
Semicassis reclusa1 Guppy 1873 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Ranellidae
Cymatium praefemorale1 Maury 1917 triton shell
Monoplex parthenopeus1 von Salis Marschlins 1793 triton shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Tonnidae
Malea camura1 Guppy 1866 tun shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Strombidae
Strombus bifrons5 Sowerby 1850 conch
Lobatus haitensis5 Sowerby 1850 true conch
 Cerithioidea - Turritellidae
Vermicularia woodringi7 Olsson and Harbison 1953 turret shell
 Cerithioidea - Cerithiidae
Cerithiidae indet.7 Fleming 1822 cerith snail
Cerithium venustum7 Gabb 1873 cerith snail
"Ochetoclava sp." = Rhinoclavis (Ochetoclava)7 Woodring 1928 cerith snail
 Neritoidea - Neritidae
Smaragdia viridis3 Linnaeus 1758 snail
Bivalvia
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Lucinidae indet.7 Fleming 1828 clam
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
Crassatellidae indet.7 Férussac 1822 clam
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Argopecten eccentricus12 Gabb 1873 calico scallop
Lindapecten plurinominis12 Pilsbry and Johnson 1917 scallop
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites convivatoris4 Foster 1986 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Mussidae
Manicina grandis2 Duncan 1864 stony coral