Fazenda da Estiva, near Tamandaré [Estiva Fm] (Cretaceous to of Brazil)

Where: Pernambuco, Brazil (8.8° S, 35.1° W: paleocoordinates 14.7° S, 12.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Estiva Formation, Coniacian to Coniacian (89.8 - 83.6 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From unknown lithostratigraphic unit; Estiva Fm from de Simone & Mezzalira (1994). AGE: Late Turonian to Emscherian (Coniacian-Santonian), on the basis of ammonite biostratigraphy; author suggests that Emscherian is more likely. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From unknown position within local stratigraphic section.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lithified limestone

• ENVIRONMENT: Not stated in text, but apparently shallow marine carbonate.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Limestone. LITHIFICATION: Lithified, on the basis of figured specimens and facies description.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• COLLECTOR: Unknown. REPOSITORY: Geological Survey of Brazil.

Primary reference: C. J. Maury. 1930. O Cretaceo da Parahyba do Norte. Serviço Geologico E Mineralogico do Brasil Monographia 8:1-305 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 88093: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 01.04.2009

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for ammonoids, with other taxa also listed. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication, with antiquated nomenclature, but with species-resolution identifications.
 Pectinida - Limidae
Lima (Plagiostoma) fazendaestivica n. sp. Maury 1930 file clam
 Heterostropha - Acteonellidae
Actaeonella pompei n. sp. Maury 1930 snail
Actaeonella tamandarensis n. sp. Maury 1930 snail
Actaeonella cf. silvai Maury 1925 snail
Actaeonella lucianoi n. sp. Maury 1930 snail