Hodson Loc. 70 [upper Urumaco Fm] (Miocene of Venezuela)

Where: Falcon, Venezuela (11.2° N, 70.3° W: paleocoordinates 11.0° N, 68.8° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• LITHOSTRATIGRAPHY: From the Urumaco Formation, which overlies the Socorro Formation (Middle-Late Miocene) and is overlain by the Codore Formation (late Miocene-early Pliocene). From the upper member of the Urumaco Formation on the basis of geographic position (Hendy et al., unpublished data). AGE: Late Miocene, based on recent foraminiferal biostratigraphy (Smith et al., 2010) and Sr analyses (Hendy et al., unpublished data); upper Middle Miocene in Hodson & Hodson (1931).

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine

Collected by Hodson; reposited in the PRI

Primary reference: F. Hodson, H. K. Hodson, and G. D. Harris. 1927. Some Venezualan and Caribbean Mollusks. Bulletins of America Paleontology 13(49):1-160 [A. Miller/A. Miller/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 60803: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Arnold Miller on 23.05.2006

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Taxonomic list

 Arcida - Arcidae
"Arca (Scapharca) grandis" = Anadara (Grandiarca) grandis
"Arca (Scapharca) grandis" = Anadara (Grandiarca) grandis Broderip and Sowerby 1829 ark
Subspecies: Arca (Scapharca) grandis waringi