NMB Loc. 17542 - Laguna Boca Chica [Boca Chica Fm] (Holocene of Venezuela)

Also known as GS-009-ARY

Where: Venezuela (10.6° N, 64.0° W: paleocoordinates 10.6° N, 64.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Boca Chica Formation, Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

• LITHOSTRATIGRAPHY: From unnamed stratigraphic unit, for which lithsotratigraphic relations are not discussed; subsequent publications refer to this as the Boca Chica Formation. AGE: Holocene; justification not stated in text. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From unknown position within section.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; unlithified siliciclastic sediments

• No paleoenvironmental data provided.
• LITHIFICATION: Unlithified, presumed. LITHOLOGY: No lithologic data provided, but assumed to be siliciclastic.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collected by J. & W. Gibson-Smith in 1976; reposited in the NMB

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• COLLECTOR: J. & W. Gibson-Smith, Dec. 1976. REPOSITORY: Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, Switzerland (NMB).

Primary reference: J. Gibson-Smith and W. Gibson-Smith. 2012. Unpublished notes on Caribbean collection of Jack and Winifred Gibson-Smith, Naturhistorisches Museum Basel. [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 131223: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 21.07.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for mollusca. NOMENCLATURE: Unpublished data, but with species-resolution identifications, and modern nomenclature. COVERAGE: Limited to taxa described in text.
 Arcida - Arcidae
"Arca (Arca) zebra" = Byssoarca zebra, "Anadara (Caloosarca) notabilis" = Anadara (Larkinia) notabilis
"Arca (Arca) zebra" = Byssoarca zebra Swainson 1833 ark
"Anadara (Caloosarca) notabilis" = Anadara (Larkinia) notabilis Röding 1798 ark
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Pectinidae sp. Wilkes 1810 scallop
 Pectinida - Plicatulidae
Plicatula gibbosa Lamarck 1801 scallop
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
Cubitostrea rugifera Dall 1898 oyster
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
 Pholadida - Teredinidae
Kuphus incrassatus Gabb 1873 clam
 Cardiida - Chamidae
Chama macerophylla Gmelin 1791 jewel box
 Cardiida - Ungulinidae
Diplodonta punctata Say 1822 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Chione cancellata Linnaeus 1767 venus clam
Dosinia (Dosinia) concentrica Born 1778 venus clam
"Macrocallista (Megapitaria) maculata" = Macrocallista maculata Linnaeus 1758 venus clam
 Cardiida - Solecurtidae
Tagelus (Mesopleura) divisus Spengler 1794 clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Eurytellina (Eurytellina) punicea Born 1778 tellin clam
 Cardiida - Semelidae
Semele proficua Pulteney 1799 clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
"Trachycardium (Dallocardia) muricatum" = Trachycardium muricatum, Trachycardium (Trachycardium) isocardia, "Laevicardium laevigatum" = Laevicardium serratum, Americardia media
"Trachycardium (Dallocardia) muricatum" = Trachycardium muricatum Linnaeus 1758 cockle
"Laevicardium laevigatum" = Laevicardium serratum Linnaeus 1758 cockle
Americardia media Linnaeaus 1758 cockle
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Parvilucina costata d'Orbigny 1846 clam
Codakia (Codakia) orbicularis Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Cephalaspidea - Bullidae
 Cephalaspidea - Cylichnidae
Acteocina sp. Gray 1847 barrel-bubble
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
"Oliva (Oliva) reticularis" = Oliva reticularis
"Oliva (Oliva) reticularis" = Oliva reticularis Lamarck 1811 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
Pisania auritula true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Nassariidae
 Neogastropoda - Melongenidae
Melongena melongena Linnaeus 1758 snail
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
Fusinus closter Philippi 1850 snail
Leucozonia nassa Gmelin 1791 snail
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
"Colubraria lanceolata" = Tritonoharpa lanceolata
"Colubraria lanceolata" = Tritonoharpa lanceolata Menke 1828 snail
 Neogastropoda - Cystiscidae
Granulina cf. ovuliformis d'Orbigny 1842 snail
 Neogastropoda - Marginellidae
Prunum (Prunum) circumvittatum Weisbord 1962 margin shell
 Neogastropoda - Turbinellidae
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
 Neogastropoda - Drilliidae
Clathrodrillia gibbosa Reeve 1843 snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus jaspideus Gmelin 1791 cone shell
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
Strombus (Strombus) pugilis Linnaeus 1758 conch
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
"Natica (Naticarius) canrena" = Naticarius canrena, Sinum perspectivum, Polinices lacteus
"Natica (Naticarius) canrena" = Naticarius canrena Linnaeus 1758 moon snail
Sinum perspectivum Say 1831 moon snail
Polinices lacteus Guilding 1834 moon snail
 Tonnoidea - Ranellidae
Monoplex krebsii Mörch 1877 triton shell
Monoplex parthenopeus von Salis Marschlins 1793 triton shell
 Rissooidea - Rissoidae
Alvania (Alvania) sp. Risso 1826 snail
 Truncatelloidea - Caecidae
Caecum sp. Fleming 1813 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Litiopidae
Alaba incerta d'Orbigny 1842 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Diastomatidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Vermicularia sp. Lamarck 1799 turret shell
Turritella (Broderiptella) cf. variegata Linnaeus 1758 turret shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Cerithium (Thericium) cf. eburneum Bruguière 1792 cerith snail
 Neritoidea - Neritidae
"Nerita (Nerita) fulgurans" = Nerita (Theliostyla) fulgurans
"Nerita (Nerita) fulgurans" = Nerita (Theliostyla) fulgurans Gmelin 1791 snail
 Neritoidea - Phenacolepadidae
 Pyramidelloidea - Pyramidellidae
 Turbinoidea - Turbinidae
Arene sp., "Turbo (Marmarostoma) castanea" = Turbo (Senectus) castanea
Arene sp. Adams and Adams 1854 snail
"Turbo (Marmarostoma) castanea" = Turbo (Senectus) castanea Gmelin 1791 snail
 Turbinoidea - Phasianellidae
Tricolia sp. Risso 1826 snail
 Fissurelloidea - Fissurellidae
Diodora cayenensis Lamarck 1822 snail
 Trochoidea - Tegulidae
"Tegula (Agathistoma) puntagordana" = Agathistoma, "Tegula (Agathistoma) viridula" = Agathistoma viridula
"Tegula (Agathistoma) puntagordana" = Agathistoma snail
"Tegula (Agathistoma) viridula" = Agathistoma viridula Gmelin 1791 snail