USGS 8663 Arroyo Las Lavas (Miocene of Dominican Republic)

Where: Dominican Republic (19.5° N, 70.8° W: paleocoordinates 19.4° N, 69.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Mao Adentro Formation, Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: perireef or subreef; limestone and marl

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: T. W. Vaughan, W. Cooke, D. D. Condit, C. P. Ross, W. P. Woodring and F. C. Calkins. 1921. A geological reconnaissance of the Dominican Republic. Geological Survey of the Dominican Republic Memoir 1:1-268 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 124722: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 22.02.2012

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Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
"Arca (Scapharca) sp." = Scapharca, "Arca (Argina) sp." = Scapharca (Argina), "Arca (Scapharca) golfoyaquensis" = Anadara (Rasia) golfoyaquensis
"Arca (Scapharca) sp." = Scapharca Gray 1847 clam
"Arca (Argina) sp." = Scapharca (Argina) Gray clam
"Arca (Scapharca) golfoyaquensis" = Anadara (Rasia) golfoyaquensis Maury 1917 ark
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
"Ostrea folium" = Dendostrea folium
"Ostrea folium" = Dendostrea folium Linnaeus 1758 foliate oyster
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
"Corbula cercadica" = Corbula (Caryocorbula) sericea
"Corbula cercadica" = Corbula (Caryocorbula) sericea Dall 1898 clam
 Cardiida - Chamidae
Chama sp. Linnaeus 1758 jewel box
 Cardiida - Veneridae
"Gafrarium (Gouldia) sp." = Gouldia
"Gafrarium (Gouldia) sp." = Gouldia Adams 1847 venus clam
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Coralliophila sp. Adams and Adams 1853 murex snail
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
Strombus sp. Linnaeus 1758 conch
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
"Conocerithium gurabense" = Cerithium, "Conocerithium uniseriale" = Cerithium, "Conocerithium sp." = Cerithium
"Conocerithium gurabense" = Cerithium cerith snail
"Conocerithium uniseriale" = Cerithium cerith snail
"Conocerithium sp." = Cerithium Bruguière 1789 cerith snail
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
Porites aff. furcata Lamarck 1816 stony coral
Porites aff. astreoides Lamarck 1816 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Agariciidae
Agaricia sp. Lamarck 1801 stony coral
Agaricia dominicensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
Siderastrea siderea Ellis and Solander 1786 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pachyphyllidae
Dichocoenia tuberosa Duncan 1863 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montastraeidae
"Orbicella limbata" = Montastrea imperatoris, "Orbicella aff. limbata" = Montastrea imperatoris, "Orbicella cavernosa" = Montastrea cavernosa
"Orbicella limbata" = Montastrea imperatoris Vaughan 1919 stony coral
"Orbicella aff. limbata" = Montastrea imperatoris Vaughan 1919 stony coral
"Orbicella cavernosa" = Montastrea cavernosa Linne 1767 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
Madracis decactis Lyman 1859 stony coral
Stephanocoenia intersepta Esper 1795 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae
Stylophora sp. Schweigger 1819 stony coral
Stylophora affinis Duncan 1863 stony coral
Stylophora minor Duncan 1863 stony coral
Pocillopora crassoramosa Duncan 1864 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
"Antillia sp." = Trachyphyllia Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Antillia dominicensis Vaughan and Hoffmeister 1925 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
"Maeandra aff. strigosa" = Pseudodiploria strigosa, "Teleiophyllia magnifica" = Manicina
"Maeandra aff. strigosa" = Pseudodiploria strigosa Dana 1846 stony coral
"Teleiophyllia magnifica" = Manicina stony coral
 Scleractinia - Mussidae
Mussa sp. Oken 1815 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Paracyathus henekeni Duncan 1863 stony coral
Placocyathus sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Placocyathus costatus Duncan 1864 stony coral
Placocyathus aff. variabilis Duncan 1864 stony coral