PPP# 2236 - Cayo Agua [Cayo Agua Fm] (Pliocene of Panama)

Also known as NMB Loc. 18733

Where: Bocas del Toro, Panama (9.1° N, 82.0° W: paleocoordinates 9.1° N, 81.7° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: NN12-15 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; Nannoplankton zone NN12-15; also contains the planktonic foraminifers Globorotalia pseudomiocenica. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: At a height of 64.25 m in section 17 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 1995; reposited in the NMB

Collection methods: bulk, sieve,

• COLLECTORS: P. Jung and A. Heitz, 23.9.1995. 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 135864: 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
Cancellaria petiti2 Olsson 1967 snail
Cancellaria axelolssoni n. sp.2 Landau et al. 2012 snail
 Tonnoidea - Tonnidae
Tonna pennata1 Mörch 1853 tun shell
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
Cassis costulifera1 Beu 2010 snail