NMB Loc. 15838, Rio Gurabo (Pliocene of Dominican Republic)

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

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: unit G8 (360-387 m), Zanclean based on age model in McNeill et al., 2008.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: perireef or subreef; lithified limestone and lithified siliciclastic

• deeper (more than 10-20 m), more turbid reef habitats
• slump deposits of reefal carbonates

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 93795: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 03.02.2010, edited by Austin Hendy and Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Scleractinia - Montastraeidae
Montastrea brevis2 Duncan 1864 stony coral
Montastrea cylindrica2 Duncan 1863 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites baracoaensis4 Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Porites portoricensis4 Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Mussidae
Manicina grandis3 Duncan 1864 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
"Montastrea limbata" = Orbicella limbata2
"Montastrea limbata" = Orbicella limbata2 Duncan 1863 stony coral
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Lindapecten paramuscosus8 Waller 2011 scallop
 Sorbeoconcha - Triphoridae
Triphoridae indet.5 Gray 1847 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Naticidae
Naticidae indet.5 Guilding 1834 moon snail
Tectonatica pusilla5 Say 1822 moon snail
Polinices sp.5 Monfort 1810 moon snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Ranellidae
Cymatium praefemorale1 Maury 1917 triton shell
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Favartia (Pygmaepterys) germainae7 Vokes and D'Attilio 1980 murex snail
Typhis (Typhinellus) sowerbii7 Broderip 1833 murex snail
 Cerithioidea - Siliquariidae
"Siliquaria gurabensis" = Tenagodus5
"Siliquaria gurabensis" = Tenagodus5 snail
 Cerithioidea - Cerithiidae
Cerithiidae indet.5 Fleming 1822 cerith snail
"Ochetoclava terpna" = Rhinoclavis (Ochetoclava)5 cerith snail
Cerithium microlineatum5 Gabb 1873 cerith snail
 Cerithioidea - Turritellidae
Vermicularia woodringi5 Olsson and Harbison 1953 turret shell
 Terebratulida - Megathyrididae
Argyrotheca johnsoni6 Cooper 1934