Plateau d'Unapong, Eromanga Island: Pleistocene, Vanuatu
collected by de la Rüe 1938

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Gastropoda - Thaididae
Ricinula (Sistrum) concatenata
synonym of Drupa
Ricinula (Sistrum) cf. chaidea
synonym of Drupa
Gastropoda - Heterostropha - Acteonidae
Solidula sp. Linnaeus 1758
Gastropoda - Trochidae
Trochus (Infundibulum) calcaratus
original and current combination Infundibulum
Trochus (Infundibulum) cf. tubiferus Kiener 1880
recombined as Infundibulum tubiferus
Gastropoda - Turbinidae
Astraea (Astralium) rhodostoma Lamarck 1822
Ladd 1966
Astraea (Astralium) rhodostoma Lamarck 1822
Ladd 1966
Gastropoda - Cypraeidae
Cypraea (Monetaria) moneta (Linnaeus 1758)
recombined as Monetaria moneta
Cypraea (Monetaria) moneta (Linnaeus 1758)
Ladd 1977
recombined as Monetaria moneta
Cypraea (Erosaria) erosa (Linnaeus 1758)
recombined as Naria erosa
Cypraea (Erosaria) erosa (Linnaeus 1758)
Ladd 1977
recombined as Naria erosa
Cypraea (Erronea) cylindrica (Born 1778)
Ladd 1977
recombined as Erronea cylindrica
Gastropoda - Strombidae
Strombus (Canarium) gibberulus (Linnaeus 1758)
recombined as Strombus (Gibberulus) gibberulus
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Clavatulidae
Mitra (Turricula) sp. (Schumacher 1817)
original and current combination Turricula
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus (Puncticulus) sp. Linnaeus 1758
Conus (Chelyconus) cf. catus (Hwass in Bruguiére 1792)
original and current combination Conus catus
Conus (Pioconus) cf. magus Linnaeus 1758
Conus (Puncticulus) arenatus Hwass in Bruguiére 1792
Gastropoda - Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
Latirus nodatus (Gmelin 1791)
Gastropoda - Naticidae
Natica (Mamma) mamilla (Linnaeus 1758)
recombined as Natica (Natica) mamilla
Bivalvia - Lucinida - Lucinidae
Corbis fimbriata
replaced by Fimbria
Bivalvia - Cardiida - Cardiidae
Hippopus hippopus (Linnaeus 1758)
Bivalvia - Cardiida - Chamidae
Chama limbula Lamarck 1819
Bivalvia - Arcida - Arcidae
Arca (Anadara) antiquata (Linnaeus 1758)
recombined as Anadara (Anadara) antiquata
see common names

Coordinates: 18.8° South, 169.1° East (view map)
Paleocoordinates:18.8° South, 169.1° East
Basis of coordinate:based on nearby landmark
Geographic resolution:outcrop
Period:Quaternary Epoch:Pleistocene
10 m.y. bin:Cenozoic 6
Key time interval:Pleistocene
Age range of interval:2.58800 - 0.01170 m.y. ago
Stratigraphic resolution:group of beds
Stratigraphy comments: STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From unknown lithostratigraphic unit (Tenmaru Limestone? - Pleistocene). AGE: Quaternary in Abrard (1946), presumably on the basis of stratigraphic position, and foraminiferal and macrofossil affinities to other dated Indo-Pacific faunas (e.g. Fiji). Assigned here to a Pleistocene interval.
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology:shelly/skeletal lithified calcareous "limestone"
Includes fossils?Y
Lithology description: SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Calcareous, coral-rich, limestone. LITHIFICATION: Lithified, based on figured specimens and facies description.
Environment:reef, buildup or bioherm
Geology comments: ENVIRONMENT: Shallow marine, coral-rich, carbonate setting.
Modes of preservation:body,cast,mold/impression,replaced with calcite
Size of fossils:macrofossils
Preservation of anatomical detail:very poor
Collection methods and comments
Collection methods:field collection
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Collectors:de la Rüe Collection dates:1938
Collection method comments: COLLECTOR: E. A. de la Rüe (1938). REPOSITORY: Not stated in text, possibly MNHN, Paris.
Taxonomic list comments:COVERAGE: Exhaustive for gastropoda and bivalvia. NOMENCLATURE: Rather antiquated, but with species-resolution assignments. Nomenclature updated by Ladd (1966, 1977, 1982) where possible.
Database number:77906
Authorizer:A. Hendy Enterer:A. Hendy
Modifier:A. Hendy Research group:marine invertebrate
Created:2008-01-22 14:47:48 Last modified:2013-11-25 13:37:23
Access level:authorizer only Released:2009-01-22 14:47:48
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

26295. R. Abrard. 1946. Fossiles Néogénes et Quaternaires des Nouvelles-Hébrides. Annales de Paléontologie 32:1-112 [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]
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]