NMB Loc. 16811, 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)

• AGE: Earliest Zanclean based on age model in McNeill et al., 2008. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: unit G6 (250-290 m).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• deeper (more than 10-20 m), more turbid reef habitats
• corals in thickets or small bioherms in a siliciclastic-dominated environment

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 93997: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 08.02.2010, edited by Austin Hendy and Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Sorbeoconcha - Vermetidae
Petaloconchus domingensis4 Sowerby 1849 worm shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Naticidae
Tectonatica sp.4 Sacco 1890 moon snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Triphoridae
Triphoridae indet.4 Gray 1847 snail
 Cerithioidea - Turritellidae
Vermicularia woodringi4 Olsson and Harbison 1953 turret shell
 Cerithioidea - Cerithiidae
Cerithiidae indet.4 Fleming 1822 cerith snail
Bittium yaguense4 Gabb 1873 cerith snail
Cerithium dominicense4 Gabb 1873 cerith snail
Cerithium obesum4 Guppy 1876 cerith snail
Cerithium simplex4 Gabb 1873 cerith snail
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Spondylus bostrychites6 Guppy 1867 scallop
 Terebratulida - Megathyrididae
Argyrotheca johnsoni5 Cooper 1934
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Solenastrea bournoni1 Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
"Montastrea limbata" = Orbicella limbata1
"Montastrea limbata" = Orbicella limbata1 Duncan 1863 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
Stephanocoenia spongiformis3 Duncan 1864 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites portoricensis2 Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Porites baracoaensis2 Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Porites macdonaldi2 Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Porites waylandi2 Foster 1986 stony coral