Bajada del Diablo (Eocene of Peru)

Where: Ica, Peru (14.5° S, 75.9° W: paleocoordinates 16.8° S, 68.5° W)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Otuma Formation, Priabonian (38.0 - 33.9 Ma)

• stated to be lower Oligocene, but more recent data indicates that the Otuma Fm. is Priabonian

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: C. Acosta Hospitaleche and M. Stucchi. 2005. Nuevos restos terciarios de Spheniscidae (Aves, sphenisciformes) procedentes de la Costa del Peru. Revista española de paleontología 20(1):1-5 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 100331: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 08.12.2010

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Bivalvia
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
Crassatella rafaeli Devries 2016 clam
 Carditida - Carditidae
Cardita newelli Rivera 1957 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
"Dosinia" lechuzaensis Rivera 1957 venus clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Miltha woodi" = Eomiltha woodi
"Miltha woodi" = Eomiltha woodi Olsson 1930 clam
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Melongenidae
"Melongena levifusoides" = Cornulina levifusoides
"Melongena levifusoides" = Cornulina levifusoides Olsson 1928 snail
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
"Voluta mancorensis" = Peruluta mancorensis
"Voluta mancorensis" = Peruluta mancorensis Olsson 1928 volute
 Neogastropoda - Harpidae
 Neogastropoda - Pseudolividae
 Neogastropoda - Drilliidae
Clathrodrillia mira Olsson 1931 snail
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
"Ectinochilus sp." = Rimella
"Ectinochilus sp." = Rimella Agasiz 1841 true conch
 Stromboidea - Aporrhaidae
Peruchilus culberti Olsson 1931 snail
 Ficoidea - Ficidae
Ficus chiraensis Olsson 1931 fig shell
 Xenophoroidea - Xenophoridae
Xenophora carditigera Nielsen and DeVries 2002 carrier shell
 Tonnoidea - Bursidae
Bursa chira Olsson 1930 frog shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
"Turritella cochleiformis" = Cristispira cochleiformis, Turritella woodsi
"Turritella cochleiformis" = Cristispira cochleiformis Gabb 1869 turret shell
Turritella woodsi Lisson 1925 turret shell
 Architectonicoidea - Architectonicidae
Architectonica sullana Olsson 1928 sundial
Architectonica chiraensis Olsson 1928 sundial
Aves
 Sphenisciformes - Spheniscidae
Spheniscidae indet. Bonaparte 1831 penguin