NMB Loc. 15878 - Río Gurabo [Gurabo Fm] (Miocene of Dominican Republic)

Where: Dominican Republic (19.5° N, 71.2° W: paleocoordinates 19.4° N, 70.6° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• AGE: late Miocene according to Jung (1994, p. 260); direct date extrapolated from Cheetham et al. (1999) and Saunders et al. (1986). STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: unit G3 (150-185 m).

• 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

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 94106: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 09.02.2010, edited by Austin Hendy

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
"Montastrea limbata" = Orbicella limbata2
"Montastrea limbata" = Orbicella limbata2 Duncan 1863 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites waylandi4 Foster 1986 stony coral
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Lindapecten plurinominis13 Pilsbry and Johnson 1917 scallop
Amusium papyraceum13 Gabb 1873 scallop
Argopecten eccentricus13 Gabb 1873 calico scallop
Euvola soror13 Gabb 1873 scallop
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Lucinidae indet.6 Fleming 1828 clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
 Poromyida - Cuspidariidae
Gastropoda
 Architaenioglossa - Ampullinidae
Pachycrommium sp.6 Woodring 1928 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Strombidae
Strombus proximus5 Sowerby 1850 conch
 Sorbeoconcha - Cassidae
Cassis sulcifera1 Sowerby 1850 snail
Semicassis reclusa1 Guppy 1873 snail
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
Terebridae indet.6 Mörch 1852 auger snail
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
"Murex (Haustellum) messorius" = Vokesimurex messorius12
"Murex (Haustellum) messorius" = Vokesimurex messorius12 Sowerby 1841 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Marginellidae
"Prunum maoense" = Marginella maoensis10
"Prunum maoense" = Marginella maoensis10 Maury 1917 margin shell
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
Cantharus sp.6 Röding 1798 true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
Fasciolaria semistriata6 Sowerby 1850 tulip snail
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
Aphera islacolonis9 Maury 1917 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cypraeidae
Muracypraea henekeni6 Sowerby 1850 cowry
Erosaria spurca6 Linnaeus 1758 cowry
 Sorbeoconcha - Triphoridae
Triphoridae indet.6 Gray 1847 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Naticidae
Naticidae indet.6 Guilding 1834 moon snail
Sigatica sp.6 Meyer and Aldrich 1886 moon snail
Natica sp.6 Scopoli 1777 moon snail
Stigmaulax sp.6 Morch 1852 moon snail
Tectonatica sp.6 Sacco 1890 moon snail
Polinices sp.6 Monfort 1810 moon snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Hipponicidae
Hipponix sp.6 Defrance 1819 hoof shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Vermetidae
Petaloconchus laddfranklinae6 Maury 1917 worm shell
Serpulorbis papulosus6 Guppy 1866 worm shell
 Cerithioidea - Cerithiidae
Cerithiidae indet.6 Fleming 1822 cerith snail
Cerithium venustum6 Gabb 1873 cerith snail
Alabina canaliculata6 cerith snail
Bittium yaguense6 Gabb 1873 cerith snail
Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Calcinidae
Dardanus squamatus3 Collins et al. 2009 hermit crab