Cerros de Cuevitas, Antofagasta (Jurassic to of Chile)

Where: Chile (23.6° S, 69.9° W: paleocoordinates 28.0° S, 32.7° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Hettangian to Late/Upper Hettangian (201.3 - 189.6 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; lithified, nodular carbonate

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression, original calcite, replaced with silica

Collection methods: mechanical, acetic,

• collected since 1966

Primary reference: M. Aberhan. 1994. Early Jurassic Bivalvia of northern Chile. Part I. Subclasses Palaeotaxodonta, Pteriomorphia, and Isofilibranchia. Beringeria 13:3-115 [M. Aberhan/S. Nurnberg]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 95076: authorized by Martin Aberhan, entered by Sabine Nürnberg on 06.04.2010

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• bivalves only
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Parallelodontidae
Parallelodon aff. groeberi Damborenea 1987 clam
 Pectinida - Limidae
Pseudolimea hettangiensis Terquem 1855 file clam
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
 Trigoniida - Prosogyrotrigoniidae
Prosogyrotrigonia tenuis n. sp. Pérez et al. 2008 clam
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
Palaeonucula cuevitana n. sp. nut clam