P4 - Punta Paloma (0.9-1.2m) (Pleistocene of Spain)

Where: Spain (36.7° N, 4.4° W: paleocoordinates 36.7° N, 4.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: Late Pleistocene raised beach terraces on Jurassic limestones and Permo-Triassic sandstones. THICKNESS: 30 cm, on raised beach 0.9-1.2 m above sea level. AGE: Late Pleistocene.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shoreface; poorly lithified siliciclastic sediments

• ENVIRONMENT: Not stated in english, but presumably very shallow marine.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Unknown lithology, presumably siliciclastic. LITHIFICATION: Poorly-lithified based on outcrop figures.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original aragonite

Collected by Vera-Peláez et al.

• COLLECTORS: Presumably the authors. REPOSITORY: Museo Municpal de Paleontogía, Malaga.

Primary reference: J. L. Vera-Peláez, M. C. Lozano-Francisco, J. Ramos Fernández and Y. M. Cortéz Sánchez. 2004. Molluscos del Tirreniense (Pleistoceno Superior) de la Playa la Araña-Cala de Moral (Málaga). Revista Española de Paleontología 19(2):251-259 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 76580: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 23.11.2007

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COMPLETENESS: Exhaustive for mollusca (gastropoda, bivalvia). NOMENCLATURE: Modern nomenclature, with species level assignments.
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
Glycymeris (Glycymeris) sp. da Costa 1778 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Chamelea gallina Linneus 1758 venus clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus mediterraneus Hwass 1792 cone shell
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
 Zoantharia -
Scleractinia indet. Bourne 1900 stony coral