Inhambane (Pleistocene of Mozambique)

Also known as Column 15

Where: Mozambique (23.9° S, 35.4° E: paleocoordinates 23.9° S, 35.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: Lithostratigraphic relations are not discussed in text. AGE: Pleistocene, presumably. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: Unknown.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; unlithified siliciclastic sediments

• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Unknown. LITHIFICATION: Unknown. Assumed unlithified as it is described as a "raised beach".

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: COLLECTOR: Unknown. REPOSITORY: Unknown. Originally reported by Cox, 1939.

Primary reference: K. H. Barnard. 1962. Revised list of South African late Tertiary and Pleistocene marine Mollusca. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 36(4):179-196 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 122947: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 07.01.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for mollusca. NOMENCLATURE: Not an authoritative publication, and with somewhat antiquated nomenclature, though with species-resolution identifications.
 Arcida - Arcidae
"Arca plicata" = Acar plicata Dillwyn 1817 miniature ark
"Arca navicularis" = Arca (Arca) navicularis Bruguière 1789 ark
Arca avellana Lamarck 1819 ark
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Spondylus hystrix Roeding 1798 scallop
"Chlamys senatorius" = Mimachlamys senatoria Gmelin 1791 scallop
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
"Ostrea cucullata" = Saccostrea cuccullata
"Ostrea cucullata" = Saccostrea cuccullata Born 1778 oyster
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Chloromytilus meridionalis Krauss 1848 mussel
Septifer bilocularis Linnaeus 1758 mussel
 Carditida - Carditidae
Cardita variegata Bruguière 1792 clam
 Cardiida - Chamidae
Chama corbieri jewel box
 Cardiida - Ungulinidae
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Dosinia hepatica venus clam
Sunetta contempta venus clam
Gafrarium pectinatum Linnaeus 1758 venus clam
Tivela polita venus clam
Tivela natalensis venus clam
 Cardiida - Donacidae
 Hiatellida - Hiatellidae
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
 Ptenoglossa - Thaididae
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Oliva bulbosa olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Nassariidae
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
 Neogastropoda - Mitridae
Mitra aurantia mitre shell
Mitra litterata Lamarck 1811 mitre shell
 Neogastropoda - Costellariidae
"Pusia osiridis" = Vexillum (Pusia)
"Pusia osiridis" = Vexillum (Pusia) ribbed mitre
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus aurora cone shell
Conus catus Hwass in Bruguiére 1792 cone shell
Conus lividus Bruguière 1792 cone shell
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
Terebra marmarata auger snail
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
"Polynices didyma" = Polinices
"Polynices didyma" = Polinices moon snail
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
"Cypraea arabica" = Mauritia arabica, "Cypraea nucleus" = Cypraea (Staphylaea) nucleus, "Cypraea erosa" = Naria erosa, "Cypraea caputserpentis" = Cypraea (Erosaria) caputserpentis, "Cypraea helveola" = Cypraea (Erosaria) helvola, "Cypraea felina" = Erronea (Melicerona) felina
"Cypraea arabica" = Mauritia arabica Linnaeus 1758 cowry
"Cypraea nucleus" = Cypraea (Staphylaea) nucleus Linnaeus 1758 cowry
"Cypraea erosa" = Naria erosa Linnaeus 1758 cowry
"Cypraea caputserpentis" = Cypraea (Erosaria) caputserpentis Linnaeus 1758 cowry
"Cypraea helveola" = Cypraea (Erosaria) helvola Linnaeus 1758 cowry
"Cypraea felina" = Erronea (Melicerona) felina Gmelin 1791 cowry
 Tonnoidea - Ranellidae
"Cymatium pileare" = Monoplex pilearis
"Cymatium pileare" = Monoplex pilearis Linnaeus 1758 triton shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
"Cerithium obeliscus" = Rhinoclavis sinensis
"Cerithium obeliscus" = Rhinoclavis sinensis Gmelin 1791 cerith snail
 Basommatophora - Siphonariidae
Siphonaria capensis Quoy and Gaimard 1833 pulmonate
 Turbinoidea - Turbinidae
 Turbinoidea - Phasianellidae
 Fissurelloidea - Fissurellidae
"Amblychilepas scutella" = Amblychilepas scutellum
"Amblychilepas scutella" = Amblychilepas scutellum Gmelin 1791 snail
 Trochoidea - Trochidae
Trochus radiatus Gmelin 1792 top snail