TU 1211, Río Gurabo (Pliocene of Dominican Republic)

Where: Dominican Republic (19.5° N, 71.2° W: paleocoordinates 19.5° N, 70.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From Gurabo Fm, which overlies the Cercado Fm, and is overlain by the Mao Fm (Pliocene). AGE: Zanclean based on age model in McNeill et al., 2008. 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: S. D. Cairns and J. W. Wells. 1987. Neogene paleontology in the northern Dominican Republic, 5. The suborders Caryophylliina and Dendrophylliina (Anthozoa, Scleractinia). Bulletins of American Paleontology 93(328):23-43 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 80084: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 02.04.2008, edited by Uta Merkel and Matthew Clapham

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.
unclassified
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Gastropoda
 Sorbeoconcha - Vermetidae
Petaloconchus laddfranklinae3 Maury 1917 worm shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Rissoidae
"Crepitacella sp." = Microstelma3
"Crepitacella sp." = Microstelma3 Adams 1861 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Triviidae
Trivia sp.3 Broderip 1837 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cypraeidae
Luria isabella3 Linnaeus 1758 Isabell cowry
Zonaria spurcoides3 Gabb 1873 cowry
Muracypraea henekeni3 Sowerby 1850 cowry
Cypraea sp.3 Linnaeus 1758 cowry
"Zonaria raymondrobertsi" = Pseudozonaria raymondrobertsi3 Pilsbry 1922 cowry
Erosaria spurca3 Linnaeus 1758 cowry
[entered as Erosaria spuria]
 Neogastropoda -
Plochelaea crassilabra3 Gabb 1872 snail
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
Strioterebrum sp.3 Sacco 1891 auger snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
"Conus haytensis" = Conus (Pyruconus) haytensis3 Sowerby 1850 cone shell
"Conus recognitus" = Conus (Pyruconus) recognitus3 Guppy 1867 cone shell
"Conus planiliratus" = Conasprelloides planiliratus3 Sowerby 1850 cone shell
Conus multilineatus3 cone shell
"Conus sewalli" = Conus (Stephanoconus) sewalli3 Maury 1917 cone shell
Conus consobrinus3 Sowerby 1850 cone shell
Conus catenatus3 Sowerby 1849 cone shell
 Neogastropoda - Mitridae
Mitridae indet.3 Swainson 1831 mitre shell
 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
"Strombina (Sincola) sp." = Sincola3, Metulella sp.3, Metulella venusta3
"Strombina (Sincola) sp." = Sincola3 Olsson and Harbison 1953 snail
Metulella sp.3 Gabb 1873 snail
Metulella venusta3 Sowerby 1850 snail
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
Antillophos sp.3 Woodring 1928 true whelk
Antillophos pitti3 true whelk
Antillophos moorei3 Guppy 1866 true whelk
Metula cancellata3 Gabb 1873 true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Nassariidae
Nassarius (Nassarius) sp.3 Duméril 1806 snail
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
"Cancellaria (Bivetiella) epistomifera" = Bivetiella epistomifera4, Aphera islacolonis4, "Cancellaria (Hertleinia) miranda" = Hertleinia miranda3, Agatrix sp.3
"Cancellaria (Bivetiella) epistomifera" = Bivetiella epistomifera4 Guppy 1876 snail
Aphera islacolonis4 Maury 1917 snail
"Cancellaria (Hertleinia) miranda" = Hertleinia miranda3 Jung and Petit 1990 snail
Agatrix sp.3 Petit 1967 nutmeg
 Neogastropoda - Turbinellidae
Turbinella sp.3 Lamarck 1799 snail
Vasum (Vasum) gurabicum3 Maury 1917 snail
 Neogastropoda - Costellariidae
Uromitra sp.3 Bellardi 1887 ribbed mitre
Vexillum (Costellaria) sp.3 Swainson 1840 ribbed mitre
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Poirieria (Panamurex) gabbi3 Vokes 1970 murex snail
"Murex (Haustellum) messorius" = Vokesimurex messorius3 Sowerby 1841 murex snail
"Chicoreus (Chicoreus) cornurectus" = Chicoreus (Triplex) cornurectus3 Guppy 1876 murex snail
Murexiella (Subpterynotus) hidalgoi3 Crosse 1869 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
Lyria (Lyria) incomperta3 Hoerle and Vokes 1978 volute
 Neogastropoda - Marginellidae
Marginella sp.3 Lamarck 1799 margin shell
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Olivella sp.3 Swainson 1831 olive snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Ranellidae
Charonia variegata1 Lamarck 1816 triton
Monoplex krebsii1 Mörch 1877 triton shell
Monoplex gurabonicus1 Maury 1917 triton shell
Cymatium praefemorale1 Maury 1917 triton shell
"Gutturnium sp." = Cymatium (Gutturnium)3 Mörch 1853 triton shell
Cymatium (Cymatium) sp.3 Röding 1798 triton shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Cassidae
Cassis sulcifera1 Sowerby 1850 snail
Sconsia laevigata1 Guppy 1850 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Personidae
Distorsio mcgintyi1 Emerson and Puffer 1953 snail
Distorsio simillima1 Sowerby 1850 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Strombidae
Strombus sp.3 Linnaeus 1758 conch
Lobatus haitensis2 Sowerby 1850 true conch
 Cerithioidea - Cerithiidae
Rhinoclavis (Rhinoclavis) sp.3 Swainson 1840 cerith snail
 Vanikoroidea - Eulimidae
Niso sp.3 Risso 1826 snail
Bivalvia
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Agnocardia cinderellae6 Maury 1917 cockle
Trigoniocardia (Trigoniocardia) haitensis6 Sowerby 1850 cockle
INCLUDES: Trigoniocardia (Trigoniocardia) haitensis cercadica
 Pectinida - Dimyidae
Dimya grandis3 scallop
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Spathochlamys vaginula7 Dall 1898 scallop
Lindapecten paramuscosus7 Waller 2011 scallop
Argopecten parathetidis7 Waller 2011 calico scallop
Argopecten thetidis7 Sowerby 1850 calico scallop
 Arcida - Arcidae
"Barbatia (Cucullaearca) candida" = Barbatia candida3, Anadara (Rasia) sp.3
"Barbatia (Cucullaearca) candida" = Barbatia candida3 Helbling 1779 clam
Anadara (Rasia) sp.3 Gray 1857 ark
Rhynchonellata
 Thecideida - Thecideidae
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
"Trochocyathus (Paratrochocyathus) chevalieri" = Trochocyathus chevalieri, Antillocyathus maoensis
"Trochocyathus (Paratrochocyathus) chevalieri" = Trochocyathus chevalieri Cairns and Wells 1987 stony coral
Antillocyathus maoensis Vaughan and Hoffmeister 1925 stony coral
Gurabopecten uniplicatus
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