Rio Betey (Pliocene of Costa Rica)

Where: Costa Rica (10.0° N, 83.2° W: paleocoordinates 9.9° N, 82.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• LITHOSTRATIGRAPHY: Unknown. AGE: Pliocene, on the basis of faunal correlations. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: Unknown position within section.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; siliciclastic sediments

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

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the PRI

Collection methods: surface (in situ),


Primary reference: A. A. Olsson. 1922. The Miocene of Northern Costa Rica. Bulletins of American Paleontology 9(39):1-309 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 134678: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 12.10.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication, with species-resolution identifications, and antiquated nomenclature. COVERAGE: Exhaustive for molluscs.
 Arcida - Arcidae
"Arca pittieri" = Anadara (Cunearca) pittieri, "Arca hindsi" = Anadara (Cunearca) hindsi
"Arca pittieri" = Anadara (Cunearca) pittieri Dall 1912 ark
"Arca hindsi" = Anadara (Cunearca) hindsi Olsson 1922 ark
 Arcida - Noetiidae
"Arca (Noetia) macdonaldi" = Noetia macdonaldi
"Arca (Noetia) macdonaldi" = Noetia macdonaldi Dall 1912 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Cyclinella beteyensis n. sp. Olsson 1922 venus clam
 Cardiida - Solecurtidae
Tagelus cebus n. sp. Olsson 1922 clam
Psammosolen gatunensis Toula 1909 clam
SUBSPECIES: Psammosolen gatunensis costaricensis
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Metis barba n. sp. Olsson 1922 tellin clam
Macoma costaricana Olsson 1922 tellin clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
"Cardium (Laevicardium) serratum" = Laevicardium serratum, "Cardium heredium" = Trigoniocardia heredia
"Cardium (Laevicardium) serratum" = Laevicardium serratum Linnaeus 1758 cockle
"Cardium heredium" = Trigoniocardia heredia Olsson 1922 cockle
 Thraciida - Thraciidae
"Thracia tristani n. sp." = Cyathodonta tristani
"Thracia tristani n. sp." = Cyathodonta tristani Olsson 1922 clam
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
"Phos beteyensis n. sp." = Cymatophos beteyensis
"Phos beteyensis n. sp." = Cymatophos beteyensis Olsson 1922 true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
"Fasciolaria gorgasiana" = Pleuroploca gorgasiana
"Fasciolaria gorgasiana" = Pleuroploca gorgasiana Brown and Pilsbry 1913 snail
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
"Murex (Phyllonotus) cornurectus" = Chicoreus (Triplex) cornurectus
"Murex (Phyllonotus) cornurectus" = Chicoreus (Triplex) cornurectus Guppy 1876 murex snail
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
"Phalium moniliferum" = Semicassis reclusa
"Phalium moniliferum" = Semicassis reclusa Guppy 1873 snail
 Architectonicoidea - Architectonicidae
"Architectonica granulata" = Architectonica nobilis
"Architectonica granulata" = Architectonica nobilis Röding 1798 sundial