USGS 25142. South-facing cut in marl behind Carlton Brewery on Queen's Road (Miocene of Fiji)

Also known as Station C497; FB13.

Where: Vitu Levu, Fiji (18.1° S, 178.4° E: paleocoordinates 18.1° S, 178.4° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Ra Formation, Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; marl

• Marl.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by west side of Walu Bay, Suva. P. Rodda, R. Band, W. Briggs, H. Ladd, and others; reposited in the USNM

Primary reference: H. S. Ladd. 1977. Cenozoic fossil mollusks from Western Pacific Islands; Gastropods (Eratoidae through Harpidae). United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 533:1-84 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/J. Millet]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 179499: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Pete Wagner on 18.06.2016

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Taxonomic list

 Neogastropoda - Turridae
 Neogastropoda - Raphitomidae
? Clinura "sp. A" Bellardi 1875 snail
? Clinura "sp. B" Bellardi 1875 snail
 Neogastropoda - Pseudomelatomidae
Comitas "sp. A" Finlay 1926 snail
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
"Cypraea (Monetaria) moneta" = Monetaria moneta, "Cypraea (Erosaria) labrolineata" = Erosaria labrolineata, Cypraea (Erosaria) helvola
"Cypraea (Monetaria) moneta" = Monetaria moneta Linnaeus 1758 cowry
"Cypraea (Erosaria) labrolineata" = Erosaria labrolineata Gaskoin 1849 cowry
Cypraea (Erosaria) helvola Linnaeus 1758 cowry
 Tonnoidea - Tonnidae
Eudolium sp. Dall 1889 tun shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
? Argyropeza suvaensis Ladd 1977 cerith snail