Station 2026 [Mba Group] (Pliocene of Fiji)

Where: Fiji (18.0° S, 178.5° E: paleocoordinates 19.6° S, 178.4° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Mba Group, Late/Upper Pliocene (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: Estimated to be from the Mba Group, which overlies the Koroimavua Group (?Early Pliocene), and is overlain by the Verata Group (?Early Pleistocene). AGE: Late Pliocene on the basis of foraminiferal biostratigraphy and stratigraphic position. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From unknown position with lithostratigraphic unit.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: poorly lithified lithology not reported

• ENVIRONMENT: Shallow marine carbonate facies.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Not stated, but presumably carbonate. LITHIFICATION: Poorly-lithified, on the basis of figured specimens.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Rodda et al.; reposited in the USNM

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• COLLECTORS: Rodda, Tupua, Mau, Penjueli, and Komai. REPOSITORY: USNM (formely USGS collections).

Primary reference: H. S. Ladd. 1966. Chitons and Gastropods (Haliotidae through Adeorbidae) from Western Pacific Islands. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 531:1-98 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/J. Millet]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 78066: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 26.01.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Not quite exhaustive, but comprehensive for gastropods. Bivalves not covered in publications. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication, with moderately modern nomenclature, with subgenus and species-resolution assignments.
 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
Euthria rewaensis true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
 Neogastropoda - Coralliophilidae
 Neogastropoda - Volutomitridae
 Neogastropoda - Harpidae
"Morum (Cancellomorum) cancellata" = Morum (Oniscidia)
"Morum (Cancellomorum) cancellata" = Morum (Oniscidia) snail
 Neogastropoda - Mangeliidae
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
 Neogastropoda - Raphitomidae
 Neogastropoda - Pseudomelatomidae
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
Strombus (Canarium) labiatus Röding 1798 conch
 Stromboidea - Rostellariidae
Varicospira cf. cancellata Lamarck 1816 snail
 Vanikoroidea - Eulimidae
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Eunaticina sp. Fischer 1885 moon snail
 Architectonicoidea - Architectonicidae
 Turbinoidea - Turbinidae
 Seguenzioidea - Eucyclidae
 Seguenzioidea - Turcicidae
"Turcica (Perrinia) fijiensis" = Perrinia
"Turcica (Perrinia) fijiensis" = Perrinia snail
 Fissurelloidea - Fissurellidae
Rimula "sp. A" Defrance 1827 snail
 Trochoidea - Liotiidae