PPP# 294 - Cayo Agua [Cayo Agua Fm] (Pliocene of Panama)

Also known as NMB Loc. 17809

Where: Bocas, Panama (9.2° N, 82.0° W: paleocoordinates 9.1° N, 81.8° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Cayo Agua Formation (Bocas del Toro Group), Piacenzian (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: the Cayo Agua Fm is equivalent in age to the upper part of the Shark Hole Point Fm and the lower part of the Escudo de Veraguas Fm, no contacts are known. BIOSTRATIGRAPHY: from Collins et al. (1999); direct date extrapolated from Cheetham et al. (1999).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: transition zone or lower shoreface; poorly lithified, bioturbated, shelly/skeletal, gray, blue, argillaceous, silty sandstone

• ENVIRONMENT: from Collins et al. 1999 (p. 94), open inner neritic, estimated depth of 30 m.
• GENERAL LITHOLOGY: from Collins et al. 1999 (p. 29), pervasively bioturbated gray blue, muddy, silty, lithic sandstone with comon horizons of abundant thick shelled mollusks and ahermatypic corals.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original calcite

Collected in 1988; reposited in the NMB

Collection methods: bulk, sieve,

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for gastropoda, bivalvia and scaphopoda. COLLECTORS: unknown (PPP staff), 5/30/88. REPOSITORIES: Naturhistorisches Museum Basel (NMB),

Primary reference: L. S. Collins and A. G. Coates. 1999. A paleobiotic survey of Caribbean faunas from the Neogene of the Isthmus of Panama. Bulletins of American Paleontology (357) [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 79983: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Kate Bulinski on 31.03.2008, edited by Austin Hendy

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• NOMENCLATURE: modern nomenclature, though only identified to subgenus resolution. IDENTIFIER: presumably identified by J. Jackson, J. Todd, H. Fortunato, and P. Jung.
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
Arca (Arca) sp. Linnaeus 1758 ark
Barbatia (Barbatia) sp. Gray 1842 clam
Anadara (? Rasia) sp. Gray 1847 ark
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
Tucetona sp. Iredale 1939 clam
 Pectinida - Propeamussiidae
Cyclopecten sp. Verrill 1897 mud scallop
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Spondylus sp. Linnaeus 1758 scallop
Argopecten sp. Monterosato 1889 calico scallop
Flabellipecten sp. Sacco 1897 scallop
 Pectinida - Limidae
Lima sp. Bruguière 1797 file clam
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Crenella sp. Brown 1827 mussel
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
Crassinella sp. Guppy 1874 clam
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
Caryocorbula sp. Gardner 1926 clam
"Varicorbula sp." = Corbula (Varicorbula) Grant and Gale 1931 clam
 Pholadida - Teredinidae
Kuphus sp. Guettard 1770 clam
 Cardiida - Montacutidae
? Pythinella sp. Dall 1899 clam
 Cardiida - Ungulinidae
"? Phlyctiderma sp." = Diplodonta (Phlyctiderma)
"? Phlyctiderma sp." = Diplodonta (Phlyctiderma) Dall 1899 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Gouldia sp. Adams 1847 venus clam
 Cardiida - Semelidae
Abra sp. Lamarck 1818 abra
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Gastropoda
 Patellogastropoda - Lottiidae
? Acmaea sp. Eschscholtz 1830 limpet
 Cephalaspidea - Retusidae
Volvulella (Volvulella) sp. Newton 1891 snail
 Cephalaspidea - Cylichnidae
Acteocina sp. Gray 1847 barrel-bubble
 Cephalaspidea - Haminoeidae
Atys sp. Montfort 1810 snail
 Triphoroidea - Triphoridae
Triphoridae indet. Gray 1847 snail
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Oliva (Oliva) sp. Bruguière 1789 olive snail
Olivella (? Macgintiella) sp. Swainson 1831 olive snail
Olivella (? Niteoliva) sp. Swainson 1831 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
Antillophos (Antillophos) sp. Woodring 1928 true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Nassariidae
Nassarius sp. Duméril 1806 snail
sensu lato
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
Fusinus sp. Rafinesque 1815 snail
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
Cancellaria sp. Lamarck 1799 snail
sensu lato
 Neogastropoda - Cystiscidae
Cystiscus sp. Stimpson 1865 snail
 Neogastropoda - Marginellidae
Dentimargo sp. Cossmann 1899 margin shell
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
Voluta sp. Linnaeaus 1758 volute
 Neogastropoda - Mangeliidae
Kurtzia sp. Bartsch 1934 snail
Ithycythara sp. Woodring 1928 snail
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
Knefastia sp. Dall 1919 turrid
 Neogastropoda -
Nannodiella sp. Dall 1919 snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus sp. Linnaeus 1758 cone shell
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
Strombus sp. Linnaeus 1758 conch
 Pterotracheoidea - Atlantidae
Atlanta sp. Lesueur 1817 snail
 Vanikoroidea - Eulimidae
Eulimidae indet. Philippi 1853 snail
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Natica sp. Scopoli 1777 moon snail
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
Cassis sp. Scopoli 1777 snail
 Truncatelloidea - Caecidae
Caecidae indet. Gray 1850 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella sp. Lamarck 1799 turret shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Alabina sp. Dall 1902 cerith snail
 Pyramidelloidea - Pyramidellidae
Turbonillinae indet. Bronn 1849 snail
 Architectonicoidea - Architectonicidae
Heliacus sp. d'Orbigny 1842 snail
Scaphopoda
  -
Scaphopoda indet. Bronn 1862 tusk shell
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae
Dentalium sp. Linnaeus 1758 tusk shell
sensu lato
 Gadilida - Gadilidae
Cadulus sp. Philippi 1844 tusk shell
Gymnolaemata
 Cheilostomata - Lepraliellidae
 Cheilostomata - Mamilloporidae
 Cheilostomata - Arachnopusiidae
 Cheilostomata - Stomachetosellidae
 Cheilostomata - Schizoporellidae
 Cheilostomata - Phidoloporidae
 Cheilostomata - Colatooeciidae
 Cheilostomata - Bitectiporidae
 Cheilostomata - Smittinidae
 Cheilostomata - Cellariidae
 Cheilostomata - Cupuladriidae
Cupuladria biporosa Canu and Bassler 1923
Cupuladria aff. biporosa Canu and Bassler 1923
Discoporella "n. sp. 5" d'Orbigny 1852
Discoporella "n. sp. 6" d'Orbigny 1852
Discoporella "n. sp. 7" d'Orbigny 1852
 Cheilostomata - Onychocellidae
 Cheilostomata - Membraniporidae
Biflustra savartii Audouin 1826
 Cheilostomata - Antroporidae
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Paracyathus henekeni Duncan 1863 stony coral
Antillocyathus gracilis Cairns 1995 stony coral
Asterosmilia exarata Duncan 1867 stony coral