Morro Hermoso, Atlantico (Miocene of Colombia)

Where: Atlantico, Colombia (11.0° N, 75.0° W: paleocoordinates 10.3° N, 72.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• Marl. Middle Miocene age based on correlation with other Caribbean fossil assemblages and by stratigraphic relations.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; unlithified sandstone

• No paleonenvironmental data reported, though from apparently from shallow-water siliciclastic sediments.
• Sandstone. Unlithified based on observation of figured specimens.

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the PRI

• Collections reposited at Cornell University (now PRI collections). Many collections collected by C.C. Anderson.

Primary reference: N.E. Weisbord. 1929. Miocene Mollusca of Northern Colombia. Bulletin of American Paleontology 14(54):1-310 [A. Miller/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 60682: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 20.05.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Some lists appear exhaustive, though in cases nomenclature is antiquated, though at species resolution.
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
"Crassatellites reevei" = Eucrassatella (Eucrassatella) reevei
"Crassatellites reevei" = Eucrassatella (Eucrassatella) reevei Gabb 1873 clam
Subspecies: C. reevei pleurarostra
 Cardiida - Veneridae
"Chione (Lirophora) latilirata" = Lirophora (Lirophora) latilirata
"Chione (Lirophora) latilirata" = Lirophora (Lirophora) latilirata Conrad 1841 venus clam
C. (L.) latilirata colombiana
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
"Cardium (Cerastoderma) brantlyi" = Trachycardium (Trachycardium) brantlyi
"Cardium (Cerastoderma) brantlyi" = Trachycardium (Trachycardium) brantlyi Weisbord 1929 cockle
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
Terebra bipartita Sowerby 1849 auger snail
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
"Natica canrena" = Naticarius canrena
"Natica canrena" = Naticarius canrena Linnaeus 1758 moon snail
 Tonnoidea - Bursidae
"Bursa crassa" = Marsupina bufo
"Bursa crassa" = Marsupina bufo BruguiƩre 1792 frog shell
Subspecies: B. crassa colombiana
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella vistana Hodson 1927 turret shell
Subspecies: T. vistana colombiana
Tucetona canalis
"Glycymeris lloydsmithi" = Tucetona canalis lloydsmithi
"Glycymeris lloydsmithi" = Tucetona canalis lloydsmithi Brown and Pilsbry 1917
Also subspecies: G. lloydsmithi multicostata