Station 110C [Ndalithoni Limestone]: Pliocene, Fiji

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Cardiosoma planum
R category
Echinoidea - Clypeasteroida - Clypeasteridae
Clypeaster cf. australasiae
R category
Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Schizasteridae
Paraster hyperocus
F category
spelled with current rank as Schizaster (Paraster)
Echinoidea - Spatangoida - Brissidae
Brissus latecarinatus (Leske 1778)
A category
Echinoidea - Camarodonta - Echinometridae
Echinostrephus aciculatum
F category
Heterocentrotus sp. Brandt 1835
A category
Echinoidea - Cidaroida - Cidaridae
Eucidaris metularia (Lamarck 1816)
R category
Phyllacanthus imperialis (Lamarck 1816)
A category
Gastropoda - Patellida - Nacellidae
Helcioniscus aff. sagittata Ladd 1945
F category
recombined as Cellana sagittata
Cellana aff. sagittata (Ladd 1945)
Ladd 1966
Gastropoda - Neritidae
Nerita (Theliostyla) semirugosa (Récluz 1841)
R category
Nerita (Theliostyla) cf. semirugosa (Récluz 1841)
Ladd 1966
Gastropoda - Trochidae
Synaptocochlea lekalekana
Ladd 1966
Sinum lekalekanum Ladd 1945
F category
recombined as Synaptocochlea lekalekanum
Clanculus (Clanculus) clanguloides (Wood 1828)
Ladd 1966
Gastropoda - Turbinidae
Turbo (Turbo) petholatus (Linnaeus 1758)
Ladd 1966
Gastropoda - Cycloneritida - Neritopsidae
Neritopsis radula (Linnaeus 1758)
R category
Neritopsis (Neritopsis) radula (Linnaeus 1758)
Ladd 1966
recombined as Neritopsis radula
Gastropoda - Cypraeidae
Cypraea (Erosaria) cf. eburnea Barnes 1824
F category
recombined as Erosaria eburnea
Cypraea (Erosaria) helvola (Linnaeus 1758)
Ladd 1977
Cypraea (Pustularia) nucleus (Linnaeus 1758)
R category
recombined as Cypraea (Staphylaea) nucleus
Cypraea (Pustularia) margarita Dillwyn 1817
R category
recombined as Pustularia margarita
Cypraea (Erronea) mbalavuensis Ladd 1945
F category
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus yanuyanuensis
R category
Conus yanuyanuensis
Ladd 1982
Gastropoda - Hipponicidae
Hipponix sp. (Defrance 1819)
R category
Hipponix (Antisabia) foliaceus
Ladd 1972
Gastropoda - Ampullinidae
Pachycrommium stockwelli Ladd 1945
F category
synonym of Pachycrommium harrisi
Bivalvia - Mytilida - Mytilidae
Volsella philippinarum
A category
Bivalvia - Pectinida - Limidae
Lima (Lima) annulata
F category
Bivalvia - Pectinida - Spondylidae
Spondylus barbatus Reeve 1856
A category
Bivalvia - Pectinida - Pectinidae
Pecten (Chlamys) lauensis Ladd 1945
A category
recombined as Laevichlamys lauensis
Rhynchonellata - Rhynchonellida - Basiliolidae
Neohemithyris cf. lucida (Gould 1860)
F category
recombined as Basiliola lucida
Malacostraca - Decapoda - Dromiidae
? Dromia sp. Weber 1795
R category
Malacostraca - Decapoda - Portunidae
Charybdis fijiensis Rathbun 1945
A category
Charybdis hoffmeisteri Rathbun 1945
R category
Cronius obscura
R category
Portunus levigatus Rathbun 1945
R category
Malacostraca - Decapoda - Thiidae
Thia simplex Rathbun 1945
R category
Malacostraca - Decapoda - Mithracidae
Thoe vanuaensis Rathbun 1945
R category
Malacostraca - Decapoda - Epialtidae
Epialtus pacificus Rathbun 1945
R category
Libinia mbalavuensis Rathbun 1945
R category
Malacostraca - Decapoda - Panopeidae
Panopeus lauensis Rathbun 1945
R category
Malacostraca - Decapoda - Xanthidae
Lipaesthesius quadratus Rathbun 1945
F category
Medaeus nbalavuensis
R category
? Medaeus variabilis Rathbun 1945
R category
Atergatis laddi Rathbun 1945
R category
Carpilodes sublenis
F category
Xantho acutispinus
R category
Malacostraca - Decapoda - Oziidae
Menippe oceanica Rathbun 1945
R category
Menippe brevimanus Rathbun 1945
R category
Malacostraca - Decapoda - Atelecyclidae
Trachycarcinus decorus Rathbun 1945
R category
Malacostraca - Decapoda
Plagiolophus vitiensis Rathbun 1945
R category
nomen dubium belonging to Brachyuri
Malacostraca - Decapoda - Dairidae
Daira perlata (Herbst 1790)
A category
Malacostraca - Decapoda - Raninidae
Ranina quinquespinosa Rathbun 1945
F category
Vanua linearius Rathbun 1945
F category
Malacostraca - Decapoda - Calcinidae
Dardanus lauensis Rathbun 1945
R category
Etisodes ornata Rathbun 1945
A category
see common names

Coordinates: 17.2° South, 179.0° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:19.2° South, 178.7° East
Basis of coordinate:based on nearby landmark
Altitude:15 feet
Geographic resolution:outcrop
Period:Neogene Epoch:Pliocene
10 m.y. bin:Cenozoic 6
Key time interval:Pliocene
Age range of interval:5.33300 - 2.58800 m.y. ago
Formation:Ndalithoni Limestone
Stratigraphic resolution:bed
Stratigraphy comments: STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From Ndalithoni Limestone, which overlies the Koro Mbasanga volcanics (?Late Miocene) and is overlain by Recent alluvium and beach sands. AGE: Pliocene according to Ladd (1945), and stage "h" of Van der Vlerk. Assigned to a Pliocene age, although Ladd's assignment is founded on lyelian percentages. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: Unknown position within unit.
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology:tuffaceous,shelly/skeletal poorly lithified "limestone"
Includes fossils?Y
Lithology description: SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Tuffaceous limestone. Otherwise unknown lithology, though from limestone unit. LITHIFICATION: Presumed poorly lithified, given young age and extreme diversity relative to other underlying limestone units.
Environment:carbonate indet.
Geology comments: ENVIRONMENT: Unknown environment, though presumably shallow water carbonate.
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:field collection
Reason for describing collection:biostratigraphic analysis
Collection method comments: COLLECTOR: H.S. Ladd and E.J. Hoffmeister, presumably with others. REPOSITORY: Unknown, possibly the Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii, or the USNM.
Taxonomic list comments:COMPLETENESS: Exhaustive for echinoidea, gastropoda, bivalvia, bryozoa, brachiopoda, and decapoda. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication, although somewhat antiquated. Regular use of subgenera and species level identifications. Nomenclature vetted by A. Hendy (1/2007).
Database number:68181
Authorizer:A. Hendy Enterer:A. Hendy
Modifier:A. Hendy Research group:marine invertebrate
Created:2007-01-07 10:59:48 Last modified:2013-11-25 13:37:23
Access level:authorizer only Released:2008-01-07 10:59:48
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

19610. H. S. Ladd and J. E. Hoffmeister. 1945. Geology of Lau, Fiji. Bernice P. Bishop Museum Bulletin 181 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]

Secondary references:

26223 H. S. Ladd. 1966. Chitons and Gastropods (Haliotidae through Adeorbidae) from Western Pacific Islands. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 531:1-98 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/J. Millet]
11409 H. S. Ladd. 1972. Cenozoic fossil mollusks from Western Pacific Islands; Gastropods (Turritellidae through Strombidae). United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 532:1-79 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]
11410 H. S. Ladd. 1977. Cenozoic fossil mollusks from Western Pacific Islands; Gastropods (Eratoidae through Harpidae). United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 533:1-84 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/J. Millet]
26328 H. S. Ladd. 1982. Cenozoic fossil mollusks from Western Pacific Islands; Gastropods (Volutidae through Terebridae). United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 1171:1-100 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]