Waila, Saunitambu, Viti Levu (Pleistocene of Fiji)

Where: Fiji (18.0° S, 178.5° E: paleocoordinates 19.1° S, 178.4° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Nakasi Formation, Early/Lower Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.8 Ma)

• age: ~ 1.8 Ma

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; sandstone

• depth of 5-50 m inshore
• fine sands

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: A. J. Kohn and I. Arua. 1999. An Early Pleistocene molluscan assemblage from Fiji: gastropod faunal composition, paleoecology and biogeography. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 146:99-145 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 94832: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 30.03.2010

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• bivalves and some gastropods are not included in the taxonomic list
unclassified
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Gastropoda
 Ptenoglossa - Epitoniidae
 Cephalaspidea - Cylichnidae
Cylichna sp. Lovén 1846 snail
Scaphander sp. Monfort 1810 snail
 Cephalaspidea - Haminoeidae
Atys sp. Montfort 1810 snail
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Turrancilla sp. von Martens 1903 olive snail
Oliva sidelia olive snail
"Oliva mustelina" = Oliva (Neocylindrus) mustelina Lamarck 1810 olive snail
Olivella apicalis olive snail
Olivella sp. Swainson 1831 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
Pyrene sp. Röding 1798 snail
Anachis sp. Adams and Adams 1853 snail
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
Metula ibbotsoni true whelk
Phos vitiensis true whelk
Phos roseatus true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Nassariidae
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
Granulifusus "sp. A" Kuroda and Habe 1952 snail
Fusinus sp. Rafinesque 1815 snail
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
 Neogastropoda - Mitridae
"Ziba interlirata" = Cancilla (Ziba), "Ziba bacillum" = Cancilla (Ziba)
"Ziba interlirata" = Cancilla (Ziba) mitre shell
"Ziba bacillum" = Cancilla (Ziba) mitre shell
 Neogastropoda - Costellariidae
Vexillum gembacanum ribbed mitre
Vexillum obeliscus ribbed mitre
Vexillum cf. radix ribbed mitre
Vexillum angustissima ribbed mitre
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Murex tenuirostrum murex snail
Morula margariticola Broderip 1832 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Harpidae
Harpa sp. Röding 1798 snail
 Neogastropoda - Mangeliidae
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
"Conus eugrammatus" = Conasprella (Conasprella) eugrammata Bartsch and Rehder 1943 cone shell
"Conus orbignyi" = Conasprella (Fusiconus) orbignyi Audouin 1831 cone shell
"Conus comatosa" = Conasprella (Fusiconus) comatosa Pilsbry 1904 cone shell
Conus sulcatus cone shell
Conus sp. Linnaeus 1758 cone shell
Conus saecularis cone shell
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
Terebra fenestrata auger snail
Terebra textilis Hinds 1844 auger snail
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
Terebellum terebellum Linnaeus 1758 true conch
Strombus plicatus conch
subsp. pulchellus
Strombus labiatus Röding 1798 conch
 Stromboidea - Rostellariidae
Varicospira cancellata Lamarck 1816 snail
"Tibia powisii" = Tibia (Sulcogladius) powisi Petit 1840 snail
 Ficoidea - Ficidae
Ficus variegata Röding 1798 fig shell
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Natica gualteriana Récluz 1843 moon snail
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
"Cypraea erosa" = Naria erosa
"Cypraea erosa" = Naria erosa Linnaeus 1758 cowry
 Tonnoidea - Ranellidae
"Cymatium nicobaricum" = Monoplex nicobaricus Röding 1798 triton shell
Gyrineum pusillum triton shell
Gyrineum gyrinum triton shell
 Tonnoidea - Personidae
 Tonnoidea - Tonnidae
Tonna allium tun shell
Tonna sulcosa tun shell
 Tonnoidea - Bursidae
"Bursa rana" = Bufonaria (Bufonaria) rana Linnaeus 1758 frog shell
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
Phalium areola Linnaeus 1758 snail
"Phalium bisulcatum" = Semicassis bisulcata Schubert and Wagner 1829 snail
 Rissooidea - Rissoidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Vermicularia "sp. A" Lamarck 1799 turret shell
"Turritella cingulifera" = Turritella (Kurosioia) cingulifera Sowerby 1825 turret shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Clypeomorus sp. Jousseaume 1888 cerith snail
Cerithium columna Sowerby l 1834 cerith snail
Rhinoclavis (Proclava) kochi Philippi 1848 cerith snail
Argyropeza divina Melvill and Standen 1901 cerith snail
 Heterostropha - Acteonidae
Acteon sp. Montfort 1810 snail
Acteon aff. teramachii Habe 1950 snail
 Pyramidelloidea - Pyramidellidae
Otopleura sp. Fischer 1885 snail
Pyramidella sp. Lamarck 1799 snail
Turbonilla sp. Risso 1826 snail
 Turbinoidea - Turbinidae
Turbo argyrostoma, "Turbo squamosus" = Turbo laminiferus, "Turbo petholatus" = Turbo (Turbo) petholatus
"Turbo squamosus" = Turbo laminiferus Reeve 1848 snail
"Turbo petholatus" = Turbo (Turbo) petholatus Linnaeus 1758 snail
 Turbinoidea - Phasianellidae
 Trochoidea - Trochidae
Monilea nucleus Philippi 1849 top snail
Monilea callifera Lamarck 1822 top snail
Monilea belcheri Philippi 1849 top snail
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Heterocyathus aequicostatus Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral