MS 41 - Gauche River Formation (Pliocene of Haiti)

Where: Haiti (18.4° N, 72.7° W: paleocoordinates 18.4° N, 72.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Riviere Gauche Formation, Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• LITHOSTRATIGRAPHY: From Riviere Gauche Formation, which presumably overlies Miocene strata of the Thomonde Foramtion. AGE: Stated in text as being from the Pliocene. Confirmed in other sources to be Pliocene (Martini and Bramlette 1963).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marineunlithified

• ENVIRONMENT: No environmental data reported in text.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Lithologic data not stated in text. LITHIFICATION: Assumed to be unlifithied on the basis of age. No figured specimens observed.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying,

• COLLECTOR: Unknown collection (MS), probably not the author (J. Butterlin). REPOSITORY: Unknown repository.

Primary reference: J. Butterlin. 1960. Géologie générale et régionale de la République D'Haiti. Travaux et Mémoires de L'Institute des Hautes Estudes de L'Amérique Latine 6 [A. Miller/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 66809: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 17.10.2006

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Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for marcroinvertebrates, including coelenterata, brachiopoda, echinoidea, bivalvia and gastropoda. NOMENCLATURE: Not an authoritative publication. Uses antiquated nomenclature, but with species resolution designations.
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
 Pectinida - Anomiidae
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea guppyi Woodring 1925 oyster
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Lithophaga sp. Röding 1798 mussel
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Pitar sp. Römer 1857 venus clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Tellina spiekeri tellin clam
Tellina sp. Linnaeus 1758 tellin clam
Gastropoda
 Cocculinoidea - Cocculinidae
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Scaphopoda
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Agariciidae
Agaricia cf. dominicensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
Siderastrea siderea Ellis and Solander 1786 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montastraeidae
"Heliastrea endothecata" = Montastrea endothecata
"Heliastrea endothecata" = Montastrea endothecata Duncan 1863 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
Astrocoenia ? decaturensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Stephanocoenia intersepta Esper 1795 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Acropora cf. panamensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Meandrinidae
Eusmilia sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
"Heliastrea annularis" = Orbicella annularis
"Heliastrea annularis" = Orbicella annularis Ellis and Solander 1876 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Diploria sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Heliastraeidae
Heliastrea limbata stony coral
SUBSPECIES: H. limbata pennyi