PPP# 1203 - Cayo Agua [Cayo Agua Fm] (Pliocene of Panama)

Also known as NMB Loc. 18374; 93-13-01

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

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: NN13-15 nannofossil zone, Cayo Agua Formation (Bocas del Toro Group), Piacenzian (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

• LITHOSTRATIGRAPHY: From the Cayo Agua Formation, which 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. AGE: Early Pliocene (Zanclean) in text; contains the planktonic foraminifer Globorotalia pseudomiocenica. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: At a height of 53 m in section 19 of Coates & Collins (1999).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; poorly lithified, bioturbated, shelly/skeletal, gray, blue, silty sandstone

• 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.

•LITHIFICATION: Not stated in text, but known to be poorly lithified by enterer; figured specimens appear to have been cleaned of sediment.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Jung & Heitz in 1993; reposited in the NMB

Collection methods: bulk, sieve,

• COLLECTORS: P. Jung and A. Heitz, 8/3/93. REPOSITORY: 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: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 135863: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 11.11.2012

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Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for gastropoda, bivalvia and scaphopoda. NOMENCLATURE: modern nomenclature, though only identified to subgenus resolution.
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
Euclia codazzii3 Anderson 1929 snail
Cancellaria petiti2 Olsson 1967 snail
 Tonnoidea - Tonnidae
Malea goliath1 Pilsbry and Johnson 1917 tun shell