Morro Mejillones locality, Mejillones Peninsula (Pliocene of Chile)

Where: Chile (23.1° S, 70.5° W: paleocoordinates 23.2° S, 69.8° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Morro Mejillones Formation, Piacenzian (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

• 3.4 Ma

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; carbonate

• Sandy beach and nearby rocky shore
• Carbonate-rich sandy matrix and consists mainly of barnacle clusters and debris

Size class: mesofossils

Primary reference: S. N. Nielsen. 2013. A new Pliocene mollusk fauna from Mejillones, northern Chile. Paläontologische Zeitschrift 87(1):33-66 [W. Kiessling/M. Krause]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 142300: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Mihaela Krause on 08.04.2013

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Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
Acar pusilla Sowerby 1833 miniature ark
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Crenella decussata Montagu 1808 mussel
37 isolated valves
 Cardiida - Chamidae
Chama pellucida Broderip 1835 jewel box
 Cardiida - Ungulinidae
Diplodonta inconspicua Philippi 1845 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Leukoma antiqua venus clam
 Cardiida - Solecurtidae
Tagelus dombeii Lamarck 1818 clam
 Cardiida - Semelidae
Semele solida Gray 1828 clam
Gastropoda
 Cephalaspidea - Bullidae
"Bulla punctulata" = Bulla (Bulla) punctulata
"Bulla punctulata" = Bulla (Bulla) punctulata Adams 1850 snail
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Oliva peruviana Lamarck 1811 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
Austrofusus fontainei d'Orbigny 1841 true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Nassariidae
Nassarius gayi Kiener 1835 snail
 Neogastropoda - Mitridae
"Mitra orientalis" = Mitra (Atrimitra) orientalis
"Mitra orientalis" = Mitra (Atrimitra) orientalis Griffith and Pidgeon 1834 mitre shell
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Xanthochorus cassidiformis Blainville 1832 murex snail
Acanthina triangularis DeVries 2003 unicorn
Crassilabrum crassilabrum Sowerby 1834 murex snail
Concholepas camerata DeVries 2000 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Pseudolividae
 Neogastropoda - Thaisidae
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Polinices cf. panamaensis Recluz 1844 moon snail
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Crepipatella dilatata Lamarck 1822 slipper shell
Crucibulum quiriquinae slipper shell
"Trochita cf. trochiformis" = Calyptraea (Trochita) trochiformis Gmelin 1791 slipper shell
 Tonnoidea - Ranellidae
Priene scabrum King 1832 triton shell
 Truncatelloidea - Caecidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Incatella cingulatiformis Möricke 1896 turret shell
 Fissurelloidea - Fissurellidae
Fissurella spp. Bruguière 1789 snail
Diodora sp. Gray 1821 snail
 Trochoidea - Trochidae
Chlorostoma quipua DeVries 2007 top snail
Chlorostoma atrum Lesson 1830 top snail
 Trochoidea - Liotiidae
Liotia cancellata Klipstein 1843 snail