Bed No. 2, Soldado Rock [Soldado Fm] (Paleocene of Trinidad and Tobago)

Where: Trinidad and Tobago (10.2° N, 62.0° W: paleocoordinates 7.4° N, 49.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Soldado Formation, Thanetian (59.2 - 56.0 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From unnamed lithostratigraphic unit. Presumably underlies supposed Oligocene beds. AGE: Early Eocene, based on authors suggestion of "basal Eocene", correlations to Midway Eocene beds and Clayton, Georgia. Assigned to here to the Late Paleocene based on present day biostratigraphic data. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From bed 2, near base of section.

•JA: "equivalent to European Montian and Thanetian of England" = Thanetian according to Maury 1929

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: open shallow subtidal; lithified, shelly/skeletal, gray, red limestone

• ENVIRONMENT: Shallow marine carbonate setting.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Extremely hard, greyish-reddish limestone containing quantities of shells which have become an integral part of the rock. LITHIFICATION: Lithified, based on facies description and figured specimens.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Veatch & Maury; reposited in the PRI

• COLLECTORS: A. Veatch and C. Maury, c. 1912. REPOSITORY: PRI, Ithaca (NY).

Primary reference: C. J. Maury. 1912. A contribution to the paleontology of Trinidad. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 15:1-112 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 80170: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 07.04.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for gastropoda and bivalvia. NOMENCLATURE: An authoritative publication, but rather antiquated, though with identifications made to species resolution.
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
"Glycymeris (Axinaea) viamediae" = Axinaea viamediae
"Glycymeris (Axinaea) viamediae" = Axinaea viamediae Maury 1912 clam
 Arcida - Cucullaeidae
Cucullaea harttii Rathburn 1875 clam
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
"Ostrea cf. percrassa" = Pycnodonte percrassa
"Ostrea cf. percrassa" = Pycnodonte percrassa Conrad 1840 oyster
ALSO: cf. Ostrea compressirostris
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea pulaskensis Harris 1892 oyster
Ostrea crenulimarginata Gabb 1860 oyster
Ostrea thalassoklusta Maury 1912 oyster
Ostrea cynthiae Maury 1912 oyster
 Carditida - Carditidae
"Venericardia alticostata" = Venericardia (Claibornicardia) alticostata, Venericardia thalassoplekta, "Venericardia planicosta" = Venericor planicosta
"Venericardia alticostata" = Venericardia (Claibornicardia) alticostata Conrad 1833 clam
"Venericardia planicosta" = Venericor planicosta Lamarck 1801 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Chione paraensis White 1887 venus clam
Callista mcgrathiana Rathburn 1875 venus clam
INCLUDES: Callista mcgrathiana rathburnensis
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
? Strepsidura soldadensis Maury 1912 true whelk
Pseudoliva bocaserpentis Maury 1912 true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Melongenidae
"Levifusus pagoda" = Levifusus pagodiformis
"Levifusus pagoda" = Levifusus pagodiformis Heilprin 1881 snail
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
"Clavella hubbardanus" = Clavilithes hubbardanus, "Clavella harrisii" = Clavilithes harrisii, "Fusus colubri" = Fusinus colubri, "Fusus sewalliana" = Fusinus sewalliana, "Fusus bocaserpentis" = Fusinus bocaserpentis, "Fusus sirenideditus" = Fusinus sirenideditus, "Fusus meunieri" = Fusinus meunieri, "Fusus mohrioides" = Fusinus mohrioides, "Latirus tortilis" = Pseudolatirus tortilis
"Clavella hubbardanus" = Clavilithes hubbardanus Harris 1896 snail
"Clavella harrisii" = Clavilithes harrisii Maury 1912 snail
"Fusus colubri" = Fusinus colubri Maury 1912 snail
"Fusus sewalliana" = Fusinus sewalliana Maury 1912 snail
"Fusus bocaserpentis" = Fusinus bocaserpentis Maury 1912 snail
"Fusus sirenideditus" = Fusinus sirenideditus Maury 1912 snail
"Fusus meunieri" = Fusinus meunieri Maury 1912 snail
"Fusus mohrioides" = Fusinus mohrioides Maury 1912 snail
"Latirus tortilis" = Pseudolatirus tortilis Whitfield 1865 snail
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
Caricella perpinguis Maury 1912 volute
Caricella ogilviana Maury 1912 volute
Volutilithes pariaensis Maury 1912 volute
Lyria wilcoxiana Aldrich 1894 volute
SUBSPECIES: Lyria wilxociana aldrichiana
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Trophon progne White 1887 murex snail
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
Rostellaria (Veatchia) carolinae Maury 1912 true conch
 Stromboidea - Rostellariidae
Calyptraphorus velatus Conrad 1833 snail
SUBSPECIES: Calyptraphorus velatus compressus
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Amauropsis caloramans Maury 1912 moon snail
 Cypraeoidea - Eocypraeidae
"Cypraea bartlettiana" = Sphaerocypraea bartlettiana
"Cypraea bartlettiana" = Sphaerocypraea bartlettiana Maury 1912 snail
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
"Cypraea vaughani" = Cypraeorbis vaughani
"Cypraea vaughani" = Cypraeorbis vaughani Maury 1912 cowry
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
"Calyptraea aperta" = Calyptraea (Trochita) aperta
"Calyptraea aperta" = Calyptraea (Trochita) aperta Solander 1766 slipper shell
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
Cassis togata White 1887 snail
SUBSPECIES: Cassis togatus soldadensis
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Mesalia pumila Gabb 1860 turret shell
INCLUDES: M. pumila allentonensis and M. pumila nettoana
"Turritella mortoni" = Kapalmerella mortoni Conrad 1830 turret shell
Turritella soldadensis Maury 1912 turret shell
Turritella humerosa Conrad 1835 turret shell
SUBSPECIES: Turritella humerosa elicitatoides
Turritella nerinexa Harris 1895 turret shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Cerithium soldadense Maury 1912 cerith snail