Loc. 9 - Ermita de Monserrat, Matanzas Bay (Pleistocene of Cuba)

Where: Cuba (22.7° N, 81.2° W: paleocoordinates 22.7° N, 81.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• LITHOSTRATIGRAPHY: No lithostratigraphic units named in text. AGE: Pleistocene (Richards 1935, 1962) based on the high proportion of Recent species. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: Terrace up to 350 ft in elevation.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; poorly lithified sandstone

• ENVIRONMENT: No environmental data reported in text. SEQUENCE STRATIGRAPHY: From terrace, hence transgressive.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Sand. LITHIFICATION: No indication of lithification, but assumed to be poorly-lithified on the basis of age and lithologic description of adjacent collections (i.e. loose shells). No figured specimens.

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the CM

• COLLECTORS: Collected by H.G. Richards and R.E. Dickerson (1933). REPOSITORIES: Collections held in the Carnegie Museum.

Primary reference: H. G. Richards. 1935. Pleistocene Mollusks from western Cuba. Journal of Paleontology 9(3):253-258 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 66772: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 15.10.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for gastropoda and bivalvia. NOMENCLATURE: An authoratative publication, although somewhat antiquated. However, all occurrences include species-resolution assignments.
 Arcida - Arcidae
"Arca chemnitzi" = Anadara (Cunearca) chemnitzii, "Arca campechiensis" = Lunarca ovalis
"Arca chemnitzi" = Anadara (Cunearca) chemnitzii Philippi 1851 ark
"Arca campechiensis" = Lunarca ovalis Bruguiere 1789 ark
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea parasitica Gmelin 1791 oyster
 Ostreida - Malleidae
"Perna alata" = Isognomon alatus
"Perna alata" = Isognomon alatus Gmelin 1791 oyster
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
"Mytilus exustus" = Brachidontes exustus
"Mytilus exustus" = Brachidontes exustus Linnaeus 1758 mussel
 Cardiida - Dreissenidae
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Chione cancellata Linnaeus 1767 venus clam
Chione elevata Say 1822 venus clam
 Cardiida - Solecurtidae
"Tagelus gibbus" = Tagelus plebeius
"Tagelus gibbus" = Tagelus plebeius Lightfoot 1786 clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Lucina jamaicensis" = Phacoides pectinatus
"Lucina jamaicensis" = Phacoides pectinatus Gmelin 1791 clam
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
"Strombus gigas" = Lobatus gigas, Strombus pugilis
"Strombus gigas" = Lobatus gigas Linnaeus 1758 true conch
Strombus pugilis Linnaeus 1758 conch
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Crepidula fornicata Linnaeus 1758 slipper shell
 Neritoidea - Neritidae
Neritina virginea Linnaeus 1758 snail