TU 1352 (Mao Fm, Río Gurabo) (Pliocene of Dominican Republic)

Where: Dominican Republic (19.6° N, 71.2° W: paleocoordinates 19.6° N, 70.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Mao Formation, Zanclean (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From Mao Fm, which overlies the Gurabo Fm. AGE: Early Pliocene-Middle Pliocene, based on Table 1 of Saunders et al. (1986); assigned to Early Pliocene at present. THICKNESS: Unknown. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: Unknown position within section.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; unlithified siliciclastic sediments

• ENVIRONMENT: Appearing to be shallow marine firmground environment.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Unknown, presumably silcicilastic. LITHIFICATION: Unlithified based on observation of figures.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original aragonite, original calcite

Reposited in the PRI

Collection methods: bulk, sieve,

• COLLECTOR: E. Vokes. REPOSITORY: PRI. FIDELITY: Moderate ecological fidelity.

Primary reference: A. J. W. Hendy, D. P. Buick, K. V. Bulinski, C. A. Ferguson, and A. I. Miller. 2008. Unpublished census data from Atlantic coastal plain and circum-Caribbean Neogene assemblages and taxonomic opinions. [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 74965: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 09.09.2007, edited by Uta Merkel

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• TAXONOMY: Most taxa Identified by A. Hendy, with some earlier identifications by E. Vokes, P. Jung, H. Vokes, L. Anderson.
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
"Arca (Arca) zebra" = Byssoarca zebra Swainson 1833 ark
Barbatia (Barbatia) sp. Gray 1842 clam
Anadara (Rasia) sp. Gray 1857 ark
Anadara (Grandiarca) sp. Olsson 1961 ark
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
Tucetona acuticostata Sowerby 1849 clam
 Pectinida - Dimyidae
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Amusium papyraceum Gabb 1873 scallop
"Chlamys" sp. Röding 1798 scallop
Cryptopecten phrygium4 Dall 1886 scallop
 Pectinida - Plicatulidae
Plicatula sp. Lamarck 1801 scallop
 Pectinida - Anomiidae
Anomia simplex d'Orbigny 1845 jingle
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostreidae indet. Rafinesque 1815 oyster
Dendostrea sp. Swainson 1835 oyster
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
Crassatella (Crassatella) cf. jamaicensis clam
Check validity of subgenus assignment
 Carditida - Carditidae
"Venericardia dominica" = Glyptoactis (Glyptoactis) dominica5
"Venericardia dominica" = Glyptoactis (Glyptoactis) dominica5 Weisbord 1929 clam
 Pholadida - Pholadidae
Martesia sp. Sowerby 1824 clam
 Cardiida - Chamidae
Chama sp. Linnaeus 1758 jewel box
Arcinella antiquata Guppy 1866 jewel box
 Cardiida - Ungulinidae
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Veneridae indet. Rafinesque 1815 venus clam
Chione sp. von Mühlfield 1811 venus clam
Periglypta sp. Jukes-Browne 1914 venus clam
"Ventricolaria sp." = Globivenus Coen 1934 venus clam
Pitar (Pitar) sp. Römer 1857 venus clam
"Hyphantosoma sp." = Pitar (Hyphantosoma) Dall 1902 venus clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Eurytellina sp. Fischer 1887 tellin clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
 Poromyida - Cuspidariidae
"Cuspidaria (Bowdenia) distira" = Cardiomya (Bowdenia) distira2
"Cuspidaria (Bowdenia) distira" = Cardiomya (Bowdenia) distira2 Dall 1903 clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Anodontia (Pegophysema) sp. Stewart 1930 clam
Myrtea sp. Turton 1822 clam
Gastropoda
 Cephalaspidea - Bullidae
Bulla sp. Linnaeus 1758 snail
 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
Metulella sp. Gabb 1873 snail
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
Antillophos (Antillophos) moorei Guppy 1866 true whelk
Cantharus vokesii true whelk
Cantharus sp. Röding 1798 true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
"Fusinus haitensis" = Fusinus henekeni haitensis Sowerby 1850 snail
Latirus (Latirus) sp. Montfort 1810 snail
Latirus (Polygona) sp. Schumacher 1817 snail
Fasciolaria semistriata Sowerby 1850 tulip snail
 Neogastropoda - Marginellidae
Marginella sp. Lamarck 1799 margin shell
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
Lyria (Lyria) pulchella Sowerby 1850 volute
 Neogastropoda - Turbinellidae
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
"Typhis (Talityphis) expansus" = Typhina expansa Sowerby 1874 murex snail
Chicoreus (Chicoreus) clausii3 Dunker 1879 murex snail
Chicoreus (Siratus) articulatus3 Reeve 1845 murex snail
Chicoreus (Siratus) formosus3 Sowerby 1841 murex snail
Chicoreus (Phyllonotus) pomum3 Gmelin 1791 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Drilliidae
Clathrodrillia sp. Dall 1918 snail
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
Turridae indet. Swainson 1840 turrid
Crassispira (Crassispira) sp. Swainson 1840 turrid
Polystira haitensis Sowerby 1850 turrid
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
"Conus multiliratus" = Conasprelloides multiliratus Olsson 1922 cone shell
"Conus recognitus" = Conus (Pyruconus) recognitus Guppy 1867 cone shell
Conus hatensis cone shell
Conus sp. Linnaeus 1758 cone shell
Listed as "Conus (Leptoconus) sp."
Conus consobrinus Sowerby 1850 cone shell
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
Strioterebrum sp. Sacco 1891 auger snail
Terebra (Panaterebra) sp. Olsson 1967 auger snail
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
Strombus proximus Sowerby 1850 conch
 Ficoidea - Ficidae
Ficus pilsbryi Smith 1907 fig shell
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Natica (Natica) sp. Scopoli 1777 moon snail
Polinices hepaticus Röding 1798 moon snail
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
Luria isabella Linnaeus 1758 Isabell cowry
Muracypraea henekeni Sowerby 1850 cowry
 Vermetoidea - Vermetidae
Petaloconchus sp. Lea 1843 worm shell
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Crucibulum sp. Schumacher 1817 slipper shell
 Xenophoroidea - Xenophoridae
Xenophora sp. Fischer von Waldheim 1807 carrier shell
 Tonnoidea - Ranellidae
Cymatium (Cymatium) sp. Röding 1798 triton shell
Unknown subgenus identification
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
Cassis sp., "Sconsia (Sconsia) laevigata" = Sconsia laevigata
Cassis sp. Scopoli 1777 snail
"Sconsia (Sconsia) laevigata" = Sconsia laevigata Guppy 1850 snail
 Rissooidea - Rissoidae
"Crepitacella sp." = Microstelma
"Crepitacella sp." = Microstelma Adams 1861 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Potamididae
Potamididae indet. Adams and Adams 1854 horn snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella sp., "Turritella (Bactrospira) guppyi" = Turritella guppyi
Turritella sp. Lamarck 1799 turret shell
"Turritella (Bactrospira) guppyi" = Turritella guppyi Cossmann 1909 turret shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Cerithium sp. Bruguière 1789 cerith snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Modulidae
Modulus modulus Linnaeus 1758 snail
 Neritoidea - Neritidae
Neritina sp. Lamarck 1816 snail
 Architectonicoidea - Architectonicidae
Pseudotorinia sp. Sacco 1892 snail
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Asterosmilia profunda1 Duncan 1864 stony coral