Akoulta (Pleistocene of Djibouti)

Where: Djibouti (12.2° N, 43.3° E: paleocoordinates 12.2° N, 43.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: perireef or subreef; limestone and calcareous sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: R. Abrard. 1942. Mollusques Pleistocenes de la Cote Francaise des Somalis [Pleistocene molluscs from French Somaliland]. Archives du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, serie 6 18:5-105 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 96792: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 01.07.2010

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Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
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 Arcida - Arcidae
Arca (Anadara) clathrata, "Arca (Anadara) uropygmelana" = Anadara, "Arca (Cunearca) rhombea" = Scapharca (Cunearca) rhombea
"Arca (Anadara) uropygmelana" = Anadara ark
"Arca (Cunearca) rhombea" = Scapharca (Cunearca) rhombea Born 1778 ark
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
"Pectunculus pectunculus" = Glycymeris pectunculus
"Pectunculus pectunculus" = Glycymeris pectunculus Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Arcida - Limopsidae
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Chlamys senatoria" = Mimachlamys senatoria
"Chlamys senatoria" = Mimachlamys senatoria Gmelin 1791 scallop
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Dosinia hepatica venus clam
Dosinia histrio Gmelin 1791 venus clam
"Meretrix (Lioconcha) picta" = Lioconcha (Lioconcha) ornata Dillwyn 1817 venus clam
"Meretrix (Callista) florida" = Callista venus clam
Circe (Parmulina) corrugata Dilwyn 1817 venus clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Divaricella macandreae Adams 1870 clam
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
"Ancillaria cinnamomea" = Ancilla (Sparella) cinnamomea, Oliva elegans
"Ancillaria cinnamomea" = Ancilla (Sparella) cinnamomea Lamarck 1801 olive snail
Oliva elegans olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
Nassa pullus true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Costellariidae
"Mitra (Costellaria) obeliscus" = Vexillum (Costellaria)
"Mitra (Costellaria) obeliscus" = Vexillum (Costellaria) ribbed mitre
 Neogastropoda - Drilliidae
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
"Pleurotoma cingulifera" = Lophiotoma cingulifera, "Pleurotoma garnonsii" = Turris, "Pleurotoma aff. variegata" = Turris
"Pleurotoma cingulifera" = Lophiotoma cingulifera Lamarck 1822 turrid
"Pleurotoma garnonsii" = Turris turrid
"Pleurotoma aff. variegata" = Turris turrid
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus (Puncticulis) arenatus Hwass in BruguiƩre 1792 cone shell
Conus (Leptoconus) generalis Linnaeus 1767 cone shell
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
"Terebra duplicata" = Terebra (Duplicaria) duplicata Lamarck 1822 auger snail
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
"Strombus (Canarium) elegans" = Canarium, "Strombus (Canarium) gibberulus" = Strombus (Gibberulus) gibberulus
"Strombus (Canarium) elegans" = Canarium true conch
"Strombus (Canarium) gibberulus" = Strombus (Gibberulus) gibberulus Linnaeus 1758 conch
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
"Natica (Mamma) mamilla" = Natica (Natica) mamilla, "Natica (Mamma) powisiana" = Polinices peselephanti
"Natica (Mamma) mamilla" = Natica (Natica) mamilla Linnaeus 1758 moon snail
"Natica (Mamma) powisiana" = Polinices peselephanti Link 1807 moon snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Cerithium adenense Sowerby 1865 cerith snail