Hodson Loc. 90 (Miocene of Venezuela)

Where: Falcon, Venezuela (10.8° N, 70.2° W: paleocoordinates 10.6° N, 68.7° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• LITHOSTRATIGRAPHY: From unknown lithostratigraphic unit. AGE: Miocene in original text; assigned to Late Miocene on the basis of general faunal composition. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From unknown position within sequence.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

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 61036: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Arnold Miller on 29.05.2006, edited by Austin Hendy

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Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
"Glycymeris canalis" = Tucetona pectinata canalis1
"Glycymeris canalis" = Tucetona pectinata canalis1 Brown and Pilsbry 1911 clam
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Argopecten venezualanus2 Hodson and Hodson 1927 calico scallop
Subspecies: Pecten circularis venezuelanus
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
"Ostrea virginica" = Crassostrea virginica
"Ostrea virginica" = Crassostrea virginica Gmelin 1791 oyster
Subspecies: Ostrea virginica falconensis
 Carditida - Carditidae
"Venericardia zuliana" = Cyclocardia zuliana
"Venericardia zuliana" = Cyclocardia zuliana Hodson 1929 clam
Subspecies: Venericardia zuliana maracaibensis
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Chione berjadinensis, "Chione (Chione) paraguanensis" = Chione (Chionopsis) tegulum, "Chione (Lirophora) falconensis" = Lirophora (Lirophora) falconensis
"Chione (Chione) paraguanensis" = Chione (Chionopsis) tegulum Brown and Pilsbry 1911 venus clam
"Chione (Lirophora) falconensis" = Lirophora (Lirophora) falconensis Hodson et al. 1927 venus clam
Gastropoda
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella robusta Grzybowski 1899 turret shell
Subspecies: Turritella robusta fredeai
"Turritella altilira" = Turritella (Bactrospira) altilira Conrad 1857 turret shell
Subspecies: Turritella altilira urumacoensis
Turritella berjadinensis Hodson 1926 turret shell
With one subspecies: Turritella berjadinensis colinensis
"Turritella bifastigata" = Turritella (Broderiptella) bifastigata Nelson 1870 turret shell
Two Subspecies: Turritella bifastigata democraciana, Turritella bifastigata maracaibensis
"Turritella plebeia" = Mariacolpus plebeia Say 1824 turret shell
Subspecies: Turritella plebeia alowensi