NMB Loc. 16881 - Rio Cana [Gurabo Fm] (Pliocene of Dominican Republic)

Also known as Reef 3902

Where: Dominican Republic (19.5° N, 71.3° W: paleocoordinates 19.5° N, 70.9° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• AGE: direct date extrapolated from Cheetham et al. (1999) and Saunders et al. (1986). STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: unit C5 (330-375 m), sample 350 m.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified limestone

• deeper (20-30 m), more turbid reef habitats

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: J. B. Saunders, P. Jung, and B. Biju-Duval. 1986. Neogene Paleontology in the Northern Dominican Republic: 1. Field Surveys, Lithology, Environment, and Age. Bulletins of American Paleontology 89(323):1-79 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 93735: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 01.02.2010, edited by Austin Hendy

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Lindapecten plurinominis5 Pilsbry and Johnson 1917 scallop
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites baracoaensis3 Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Porites macdonaldi3 Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Porites waylandi3 Foster 1986 stony coral
Porites portoricensis3 Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montastraeidae
"Montastrea limbata" = Montastrea imperatoris1, "Montastrea canalis" = Montastraea endothecata1, Montastrea brevis1
"Montastrea limbata" = Montastrea imperatoris1 Vaughan 1919 stony coral
"Montastrea canalis" = Montastraea endothecata1 Duncan 1863 stony coral
Montastrea brevis1 Duncan 1864 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
Stephanocoenia duncani4 Foster 1987 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Diploria zambensis2 Budd and Johnson 1999 stony coral