NMB Loc. 15824 - Rio Gurabo [Mao Fm] (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: Mao Formation, Early/Lower Pliocene (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

• unit G11 (660-710 m)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: perireef or subreef; lithified limestone

• outer shelf or slope setting
• 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 94007: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 08.02.2010, edited by Austin Hendy

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Architaenioglossa - Ampullinidae
Pachycrommium sp.4 Woodring 1928 snail
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
"Chicoreus (Chicoreus) cornurectus" = Chicoreus (Triplex) cornurectus5, "Murex (Haustellum) messorius" = Vokesimurex messorius5
"Chicoreus (Chicoreus) cornurectus" = Chicoreus (Triplex) cornurectus5 Guppy 1876 murex snail
"Murex (Haustellum) messorius" = Vokesimurex messorius5 Sowerby 1841 murex snail
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
Strombus proximus3 Sowerby 1850 conch
 Vermetoidea - Vermetidae
Serpulorbis papulosus4 Guppy 1866 worm shell
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
Sconsia laevigata1 Guppy 1850 snail
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites baracoaensis2 Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Porites macdonaldi2 Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Porites portoricensis2 Vaughan 1919 stony coral