NMB Loc. 16883 - 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 94094: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 09.02.2010, edited by Austin Hendy

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
Lyria (Lyria) incomperta6 Hoerle and Vokes 1978 volute
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
"Pterynotus (Purpurellus) mirificus" = Purpurellus5, "Chicoreus (Chicoreus) cornurectus" = Chicoreus (Triplex) cornurectus5
"Pterynotus (Purpurellus) mirificus" = Purpurellus5 murex snail
"Chicoreus (Chicoreus) cornurectus" = Chicoreus (Triplex) cornurectus5 Guppy 1876 murex snail
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites baracoaensis3 Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Porites macdonaldi3 Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Porites portoricensis3 Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montastraeidae
"Montastrea limbata" = Montastrea imperatoris1, Montastrea brevis1
"Montastrea limbata" = Montastrea imperatoris1 Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Montastrea brevis1 Duncan 1864 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
Stephanocoenia spongiformis4 Duncan 1864 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Hadrophyllia saundersi2 Budd and Johnson 1999 stony coral
Solenastrea bournoni1 Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 stony coral