Los Quemados - Zone G (Miocene of Dominican Republic)

Where: Dominican Republic (19.5° N, 71.2° W: paleocoordinates 19.5° N, 70.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Cercado Formation, Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

• From zone F. Section approximately 50 ft thick, tthough only 10 ft exposed.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; lithified, sideritic, gray, green, sandy claystone

• No paleoenvironmental data reported by Maury.
• Hard, greenish-gray clays with sandy layers and limonitic nodules.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original aragonite

Reposited in the PRI

Collection methods: quarrying,

• Collections reposited at Cornell University and now reside at PRI.

Primary reference: C. J. Maury. 1917. Santo Domingo type sections and fossils. Bulletins of American Paleontology 5(30):1-43 [A. Miller/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 58824: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 24.02.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Identifications to species level, though antiquated genus-level nomenclature.
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
"Scapharca inaequilateralis" = Anadara (Sectiarca) inaequilateralis, "Scapharca golfoyaquensis" = Anadara (Rasia) golfoyaquensis
"Scapharca inaequilateralis" = Anadara (Sectiarca) inaequilateralis Maury 1917 ark
"Scapharca golfoyaquensis" = Anadara (Rasia) golfoyaquensis Maury 1917 ark
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
"Glycymeris jamaicensis" = Glycymeris (Glycymeris) jamaicensis
"Glycymeris jamaicensis" = Glycymeris (Glycymeris) jamaicensis Dall 1898 clam
 Carditida - Carditidae
"Venericardia dominica" = Glyptoactis (Glyptoactis) dominica2
"Venericardia dominica" = Glyptoactis (Glyptoactis) dominica2 Weisbord 1929 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Chione hendersoni, "Chione woodwardi" = Chionopsis woodwardi, "Pitaria planivieta" = Meretrix (Pitaria), "Pitaria acuticostata" = Meretrix (Pitaria)
"Chione woodwardi" = Chionopsis woodwardi Guppy 1866 venus clam
"Pitaria planivieta" = Meretrix (Pitaria) venus clam
"Pitaria acuticostata" = Meretrix (Pitaria) venus clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
"Scissula scitula" = Moerella (Scissula) tellin clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
"Protocardia gurabica" = Nemocardium (Lophocardium) gurabica, "Cardium serratum" = Laevicardium serratum, "Cardium haitense" = Trigoniocardia (Trigoniocardia) haitensis
"Protocardia gurabica" = Nemocardium (Lophocardium) gurabica Maury 1917 cockle
"Cardium serratum" = Laevicardium serratum Linnaeus 1758 cockle
"Cardium haitense" = Trigoniocardia (Trigoniocardia) haitensis Sowerby 1850 cockle
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
"Leda peltella" = Saccella peltella
"Leda peltella" = Saccella peltella Dall 1903 pointed nut clam
Gastropoda
 Cephalaspidea - Cylichnidae
Bullaria paupercula Sowerby 1849 snail
 Architaenioglossa - Ampullinidae
"Amauropsis guppyi" = Pachycrommium guppyi
"Amauropsis guppyi" = Pachycrommium guppyi Gabb 1873 snail
Includes: Amauropsis guppyi gurabensis
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Oliva giraudi1 Cossmann 1913 olive snail
Oliva cylindrica Sowerby 1850 olive snail
"Olivella muticoides" = Olivella (Olivella) muticoides Gabb 1873 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
Strombina nuestrasenorae snail
Is this mean't to be Strombus? (A. Hendy)
Strombina pseudohaitensis Maury 1917 snail
Strombina gurabensis Maury 1917 snail
Metulella venusta Sowerby 1850 snail
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
Fasciolaria semistriata Sowerby 1850 tulip snail
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
Aphera islacolonis Maury 1917 snail
 Neogastropoda - Marginellidae
Marginella hispaniolana Maury 1917 margin shell
 Neogastropoda - Drilliidae
"Drillia islalindae" = Clathrodrillia islalindae
"Drillia islalindae" = Clathrodrillia islalindae Maury 1917 snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
"Conus tortuosostriatus" = Conasprella (Dalliconus) sauros Garcia 2006 cone shell
Conus granozonatoides Maury 1917 cone shell
Conus consobrinus Sowerby 1850 cone shell
"Conus marginatus" = Conus (Leptoconus) marginatus Sowerby 1839 cone shell
Conus bonaczyi Gabb 1873 cone shell
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
"Terebra cirrus" = Terebra (Strioterebrum) cirrus
"Terebra cirrus" = Terebra (Strioterebrum) cirrus Dall 1895 auger snail
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
"Strombus haitensis" = Lobatus haitensis
"Strombus haitensis" = Lobatus haitensis Sowerby 1850 true conch
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Natica youngi Maury 1917 moon snail
"Natica sulcata" = Stigmaulax sulcata Born 1778 moon snail
Sinum gatunense Toula 1909 moon snail
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
"Cypraea henekeni" = Muracypraea henekeni
"Cypraea henekeni" = Muracypraea henekeni Sowerby 1850 cowry
 Tonnoidea - Tonnidae
Malea camura Guppy 1866 tun shell
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
"Phalium moniliferum" = Semicassis reclusa
"Phalium moniliferum" = Semicassis reclusa Guppy 1873 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Clava plebeia Sowerby 1850 cerith snail
 Turbinoidea - Turbinidae
"Turbo dominicensis" = Turbo (Taeniaturbo) dominicensis
"Turbo dominicensis" = Turbo (Taeniaturbo) dominicensis Gabb 1873 snail
 Trochoidea - Trochidae
Calliostoma grabaui Maury 1917 top snail
Scaphopoda
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae
Dentalium dissimile tusk shell
Includes: Dentalium dissimile ponderosum
 Gadilida - Gadilidae