NMB Loc. 16942 - Río Yaque del Norte [Baitoa Fm] (Miocene of Dominican Republic)

Also known as PJ# 1696

Where: Dominican Republic (19.3° N, 70.7° W: paleocoordinates 19.2° N, 69.6° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Baitoa Formation, Langhian (16.0 - 13.8 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the Baitoa Formation, which unconformably underlies the Cercado Formation. AGE: Early Miocene, based on Table 1 of Saunders et al. (1986); direct date from Cheetham et al. (1999). STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From 50 m above base of the section..

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; shelly/skeletal siltstone

• LITHIFICATION: Not stated in text. LITHOLOGY: Silts rich in molluscs.

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the NMB

• COLLECTOR: Unknown. REPOSITORY: Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, Switzerland (NMB).

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 131499: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 26.07.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication, with species-resolution identifications, and modern nomenclature. COVERAGE: Limited to taxa described in text.
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
Axelella emblema n. sp.3 Jung and Petit 1990 snail
 Neogastropoda - Marginellidae
Prunum latissimum4 Dall 1896 margin shell
 Neogastropoda - Turbinellidae
Turbinella valida6 Sowerby 1850 snail
 Neritoidea - Neritidae
Smaragdia viridis1 Linnaeus 1758 snail