NMB Loc. 17558 - Punta Gavilan [Punta Gavilan Fm] (Pliocene of Venezuela)

Also known as GS-002A-FLCN

Where: Venezuela (11.5° N, 68.9° W: paleocoordinates 11.3° N, 68.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Punta Gavilan Formation (Cubagua Group), Early/Lower Pliocene (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

• LITHOSTRATIGRAPHY: From the Punta Gavilán Formation, for which lithsotratigraphic relations are not discussed. AGE: Early Pliocene; this has been correlated with the Globorotalia margarita Zone by Diaz de Gamero (1970), which is early Pliocene in age. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From unknown position within section.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; siliciclastic sediments

• No paleoenvironmental data provided.
• LITHIFICATION: Unknown. LITHOLOGY: No lithologic data provided, but assumed to be siliciclastic.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by J. & W. Gibson-Smith in 1973; reposited in the NMB

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• COLLECTOR: J. & W. Gibson-Smith, 1973. REPOSITORY: Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, Switzerland (NMB).

Primary reference: J. Gibson-Smith and W. Gibson-Smith. 2012. Unpublished notes on Caribbean collection of Jack and Winifred Gibson-Smith, Naturhistorisches Museum Basel. [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 131241: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 22.07.2012

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Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for mollusca. NOMENCLATURE: Unpublished data, but with species-resolution identifications, and modern nomenclature. COVERAGE: Limited to taxa described in text.
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
Arcidae indet. Lamarck 1809 clam
 Arcida - Noetiidae
"Eontia cf. centrota" = Noetia (Eontia) centrota
"Eontia cf. centrota" = Noetia (Eontia) centrota Guppy 1867 clam
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
Crassinella sp. Guppy 1874 clam
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
Corbulidae indet. Lamarck 1818 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Veneridae indet. Rafinesque 1815 venus clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Tellinidae indet. Blainville 1814 tellin clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Trigoniocardia sp. Dall 1900 cockle
 Pandorida - Pandoridae
Pandora sp. Bruguière 1797 clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Lucinidae indet. Fleming 1828 clam
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
Nucula sp. Lamarck 1799 nut clam
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
Nuculanidae indet. Adams and Adams 1858 pointed nut clam
Gastropoda
 Ptenoglossa - Epitoniidae
Epitonium sp. Bolten 1798 wentletrap
Epitonium (Asperiscala) sp. de Boury 1909 wentletrap
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Olivella sp. Swainson 1831 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
Terebridae indet. Mörch 1852 auger snail
 Vanikoroidea - Eulimidae
Balcis sp. Leach 1847 snail
Eulima sp. Risso 1826 snail
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Tectonatica cf. pusilla Say 1822 moon snail
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Crepidula sp. Lamarck 1799 slipper shell
 Rissooidea - Vitrinellidae
Cyclostremiscus sp. Pilsbry and Olsson 1945 snail
 Truncatelloidea - Tornidae
"Teinostoma (Idioraphe) sp." = Teinostoma (Idioraphie) Pilsbry 1922 snail
Teinostoma (Pseudorotella) sp. Fischer 1857 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Planaxidae
Fossarus sp. Philippi 1841 snail
 Heterostropha - Acteonidae
Acteon sp. Montfort 1810 snail
 Pyramidelloidea - Pyramidellidae
Pyramidellidae indet. Gray 1840 snail
Dunkeria sp. Carpenter 1856 snail
Chemnitzia sp. d'Orbigny 1840 snail
"Pyrgiscus sp." = Turbonilla (Pyrgiscus) Philippi 1841 snail
Chrysallida sp. Carpenter 1856 snail
Odostomia sp. Fleming 1817 snail
Salassia sp. de Folin 1870 snail
 Turbinoidea - Turbinidae
Scaphopoda
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae
Dentaliidae indet. Gray 1834 tusk shell