0.5 km W. of Puedras de Afilar, Atlantico (Miocene of Colombia)

Where: Atlantico, Colombia (10.9° N, 75.1° W: paleocoordinates 10.2° N, 72.5° 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 60683: 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.
 Arcida - Arcidae
"Scapharca grandis" = Anadara (Grandiarca) grandis
"Scapharca grandis" = Anadara (Grandiarca) grandis Broderip and Sowerby 1829 ark
Subspecies: S. grandis colombiensis
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
"Glycymeris canalis" = Tucetona pectinata canalis
"Glycymeris canalis" = Tucetona pectinata canalis Brown and Pilsbry 1911 clam
Subspecies: G. canalis colombiensis
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea messor Maury 1925 oyster
Subspecies: O. messor colombiensis
 Carditida - Carditidae
 Cardiida - Veneridae
"Chione (Lirophora) latilirata" = Lirophora (Lirophora) latilirata
"Chione (Lirophora) latilirata" = Lirophora (Lirophora) latilirata Conrad 1841 venus clam
Subspecies: C. (L.) latilirata colombiana
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Oliva cylindrica Sowerby 1850 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
"Solenosteira cochlearis" = Solenosteira (Solenosteira) cochlearis
"Solenosteira cochlearis" = Solenosteira (Solenosteira) cochlearis Guppy 1873 true whelk
Subspecies: S. cochlearis magdalenensis
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
"Terebra gatunensis" = Strioterebrum gatunensis
"Terebra gatunensis" = Strioterebrum gatunensis Toula 1908 auger snail
 Vermetoidea - Vermetidae
Petaloconchus domingensis Sowerby 1849 worm shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella lloydsmithi Pilsbry and Brown 1917 turret shell
Tucetona canalis
"Glycymeris lloydsmithi" = Tucetona canalis lloydsmithi
"Glycymeris lloydsmithi" = Tucetona canalis lloydsmithi Brown and Pilsbry 1917
Subspecies: G. lloydsmithi multicostata