Loc. 12 - Mariel, eastern Matanzas Province (Pleistocene of Cuba)

Where: Cuba (22.5° N, 80.9° W: paleocoordinates 22.6° N, 80.7° 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 25 ft in elevation.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: poorly lithified, shelly/skeletal, sandy limestone

• ENVIRONMENT: No environmental data reported in text. From carbonate facies, hence carbonate environment. SEQUENCE STRATIGRAPHY: From terrace, hence transgressive.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Limestone and sand, coral and shells in limestone and loose. 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 66775: 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. Said to include corals, though these are not listed. NOMENCLATURE: An authoratative publication, although somewhat antiquated. However, all occurrences include species-resolution assignments.
 Arcida - Arcidae
"Arca umbonata" = Arca (Arca) imbricata, "Arca occidentalis" = Byssoarca zebra, "Arca candida" = Barbatia (Cucullaearca) candida, "Arca chemnitzi" = Anadara (Cunearca) chemnitzii
"Arca umbonata" = Arca (Arca) imbricata Bruguière 1789 ark
"Arca occidentalis" = Byssoarca zebra Swainson 1833 ark
"Arca candida" = Barbatia (Cucullaearca) candida Helbling 1779 clam
"Arca chemnitzi" = Anadara (Cunearca) chemnitzii Philippi 1851 ark
 Arcida - Noetiidae
"Arca adamsi" = Arcopsis adamsi
"Arca adamsi" = Arcopsis adamsi Dall 1886 clam
 Pectinida - Limidae
"Lima scabra" = Ctenoides (Ctenoides) scabra Born 1778 file clam
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
"Ostrea frons" = Dendostrea frons Linnaeus 1758 oyster
Ostrea parasitica Gmelin 1791 oyster
 Ostreida - Malleidae
"Perna alata" = Isognomon alatus
"Perna alata" = Isognomon alatus Gmelin 1791 oyster
 Cardiida - Dreissenidae
 Cardiida - Chamidae
"Chama floridana" = Chama florida, Chama macerophylla
"Chama floridana" = Chama florida Lamarck 1819 jewel box
Chama macerophylla Gmelin 1791 jewel box
 Cardiida - Ungulinidae
"Diplodonta semiaspera" = Diplodonta (Phlyctiderma) semiaspera
"Diplodonta semiaspera" = Diplodonta (Phlyctiderma) semiaspera Philippi 1836 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Chione cancellata Linnaeus 1767 venus clam
Chione elevata Say 1822 venus clam
"Chione paphia" = Lirophora (Lirophora) paphia Linnaeus 1767 venus clam
"Venus listeri" = Periglypta listeri Gray 1838 venus clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
"Tellina fausta" = Arcopagia fausta
"Tellina fausta" = Arcopagia fausta Pulteney 1799 tellin clam
 Cardiida - Psammobiidae
"Heterodonax cf. bimaculata" = Heterodonax bimaculatus
"Heterodonax cf. bimaculata" = Heterodonax bimaculatus Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Cardiida - Semelidae
Semele orbiculata Say 1822 clam
Semele proficua Pulteney 1799 clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
"Cardium muricatum" = Trachycardium muricatum, "Cardium medium" = Americardia media, "Cardium spinosum" = Papyridea soleniformis
"Cardium muricatum" = Trachycardium muricatum Linnaeus 1758 cockle
"Cardium medium" = Americardia media Linnaeaus 1758 cockle
"Cardium spinosum" = Papyridea soleniformis Bruguière 1787 cockle
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Ctena orbiculata Montagu 1808 clam
 Cephalaspidea - Bullidae
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
"Murex pomum" = Chicoreus (Phyllonotus) pomum Gmelin 1791 murex snail
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
"Strombus gigas" = Lobatus gigas
"Strombus gigas" = Lobatus gigas Linnaeus 1758 true conch
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
"Cassis testiculus" = Cypraecassis testiculus
"Cassis testiculus" = Cypraecassis testiculus Linnaeus 1758 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Batillariidae
"Cerithium minimum" = Batillaria minima
"Cerithium minimum" = Batillaria minima Gmelin 1791 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Cerithium litteratum, "Cerithium atratum" = Cerithium atratum, "Cerithium cf. floridanum" = Cerithium atratum
Cerithium litteratum Born 1778 cerith snail
[entered as Cerithium literatum]
"Cerithium atratum" = Cerithium atratum Born 1778 cerith snail
"Cerithium cf. floridanum" = Cerithium atratum Born 1778 cerith snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Modulidae
Modulus modulus Linnaeus 1758 snail
 Neritoidea - Neritidae
Nerita versicolor Gmelin 1791 snail
 Fissurelloidea - Fissurellidae
"Fissurella alternata" = Diodora cayenensis
"Fissurella alternata" = Diodora cayenensis Lamarck 1822 snail