Hodson Loc. 2436 [La Puerta Fm] (Miocene of Venezuela)

Where: Falcon, Venezuela (11.0° N, 70.7° W: paleocoordinates 10.7° N, 69.2° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• LITHOSTRATIGRAPHY: Reported by Vokes (1992) to be from the La Puerta Group [=La Puerta Formation]. AGE: Oligocene in original text; Late Miocene according to Venezuelan stratigraphic lexicon. Spondylus carmenensis [=Spondylus gumanomocon] is restricted to Late Miocene-Early Pliocene in the Dominican Republic.

• 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 61219: authorized by Arnold Miller, entered by Arnold Miller on 31.05.2006

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Taxonomic list

 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Spondylus carmenensis" = Spondylus gumanomocon
"Spondylus carmenensis" = Spondylus gumanomocon Brown and Pilsbry 1913 scallop