PRI Loc. 816, Luculo River [Quimbriz Fm] (Eocene of Angola)

Also known as Loc. S 4 of Caster (1938)

Where: Angola (6.7° S, 12.5° E: paleocoordinates 12.8° S, 5.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Quimbriz Formation, Lutetian (47.8 - 41.3 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the Quimbriz Fm, which overlies the Quinzáo Fm, and is unconformably overlain by the Cobra Fm. AGE: Eocene, based on antiquated correlation with Newton's (1922) Nigerian Eocene fauna; Lutetian based on recent biostratigraphic correlations. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From unknown position within the formation.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; poorly lithified, fine-grained, argillaceous, calcareous sandstone and poorly lithified, black, gray, green, argillaceous shale

• ENVIRONMENT: Not stated in text, but apparently shallow marine siliciclastic.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Fine-grained, clayey, calcareous sands; soft, plastic, light greenish-gray and black clay shales. LITHIFICATION: Poorly-lithified, on the basis of figured specimens.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Veatch; reposited in the PRI

• COLLECTOR: A.C. Veatch, Companhia de Petróleo de Angola. REPOSITORY: PRI.

Primary reference: K. E. Caster. 1938. Macroscopic fauna of the Quimbriz (Eocene) Formation on the Lucolo River, Angola. Separata do tômo XX das Communições dos Serviços Geológicos de Portugal [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 89622: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 05.06.2009

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Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for macrofossils. NOMENLCATURE: Authoritative publication, with identifications by P. Sheldon and K. Palmer, but with antiquated nomenclature.
 Carditida - Carditidae
 Pholadida - Raetomyidae
Raetomya schweinfurthi Mayer-Eymar 1887 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
"Leda africae" = Nuculana
"Leda africae" = Nuculana pointed nut clam
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
Surcula cf. ingens Mayer-Eymar 1895 turrid
"Pleurotoma angolae" = Turris turrid
 Ficoidea - Ficidae
Ficus (Fulguroficus) harrisi Martin 1904 fig shell
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
"Polinices (Neverita) angolae" = Neverita
"Polinices (Neverita) angolae" = Neverita moon snail
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
Siderastrea wellsi n. sp. stony coral