NMB Loc. 16634 - Rio Boconó [Paguey Fm] (Eocene of Venezuela)

Also known as MGOC B-7320

Where: Venezuela (8.7° N, 69.6° W: paleocoordinates 6.2° N, 61.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Paguey Formation, Middle Eocene (48.6 - 37.2 Ma)

• LITHOSTRATIGRAPHY: From the Paguey Formation, for which lithsotratigraphic relations are not discussed. AGE: Eocene; justification unknown; placed in Middle Eocene by enterer based on Venezuelan Stratigraphic Lexicon [http://www.pdv.com/lexico/p2w.htm]. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From unknown position within section.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

• ENVIRONMENTS: No paleoenvironmental data provided.
• LITHIFICATION: Unknown. LITHOLOGY: No lithologic data provided.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Miller; reposited in the NMB

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• COLLECTOR: Miller. 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 Unpublished notes on Caribbean collection of Jack and Winifred Gibson-Smith, Naturhistorisches Museum Basel.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: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 134840: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 17.10.2012

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Taxonomic list

• NOMENCLATURE: Not an authoritative publication, with limited species-resolution identifications, and relatively modern nomenclature. COVERAGE: Representative of molluscan fauna.
 Ostreida - Pinnidae
Atrina talarensis Olsson 1928 oyster
 Pholadida - Raetomyidae
 Cardiida - Mactridae
Mactrellona sp. Marks 1915 clam
 Neogastropoda - Melongenidae
Melongena sp. Schumacher 1817 snail