Sta. 59 - Lares [Lares Limestone] (Oligocene of Puerto Rico)

Where: Puerto Rico (18.3° N, 66.9° W: paleocoordinates 17.6° N, 65.9° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Lares Limestone Formation, Late/Upper Oligocene (28.4 - 23.0 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the Lares Limestone which regionally overlies the Collazo Shale and is overlain by the Aguadilla Limestone, and is laterally related to the Ponce chalky beds (Late Oligocene). Correlatable to the Las Cahobe and Thomonde Fm (Haiti), Anguilla Fm (Anguilla), upper Culebra Fm (canal zone), and Tampa Fm (Florida). AGE: Late Oligocene based on macro- and microfaunal biostratigraphy. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From unknown position within formation.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified limestone

• ENVIRONMENT: Shallow carbonate setting.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Limestone. LITHIFICATION: Lithified, on the basis of taphonomic data.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression

Collected by Reeds in 1915

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• COLLECTOR: C. Reeds (AMNH), 1915. REPOSITORY: Not stated, but is likely to be AMNH, New York.

Primary reference: C. J. Maury. 1920. Tertiary Mollusca from Porto Rico. Scientific Survey of Porto Rico and the Virgin Islands 3(1):1-78 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 80203: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 08.04.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for gastropoda and bivalvia. NOMENCLATURE: An authoritative publication but with quite antiquated nomenclature. Nevertheless, all taxa are identified to species and subgenus resolution.
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Pecten sansebastianus Maury 1920 scallop
 Pholadida - Teredinidae
"Teredo incrassata" = Kuphus incrassatus
"Teredo incrassata" = Kuphus incrassatus Gabb 1873 clam
 Sorbeoconcha - Campanilidae