USGS 8702 Rio Yaque del Norte (Pliocene of Dominican Republic)

Where: Dominican Republic (19.5° N, 70.8° W: paleocoordinates 19.5° N, 70.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Gurabo Formation, Zanclean (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

• AGE: Gurabo or Baitoa Formation? in original text; direct date from Cheetham et al. (1999).

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithified siliciclastic sediments

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: S. D. Cairns and J. W. Wells. 1987. Neogene paleontology in the northern Dominican Republic, 5. The suborders Caryophylliina and Dendrophylliina (Anthozoa, Scleractinia). Bulletins of American Paleontology 93(328):23-43 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 93642: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 27.01.2010

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Deltocyathus italicus Michelotti 1838 stony coral
Placocyathus sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Placocyathus variabilis Duncan 1864 stony coral
Placocyathus barretti Duncan 1863 stony coral
Antillocyathus alatus Cairns and Wells 1987 stony coral
Asterosmilia sp. Duncan 1867 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae
Stylophora granulata Duncan 1864 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Agariciidae
Agaricia sp. Lamarck 1801 stony coral
Agaricia dominicensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Mussidae
Syzygophyllia dentata, "Teleiophyllia sp." = Manicina
"Teleiophyllia sp." = Manicina Ehrenberg 1834 stony coral