PPP# 1306 - Cativa [lower Gatun Fm] (Miocene of Panama)

Also known as NMB Loc. 18390

Where: Colon, Panama (9.4° N, 79.8° W: paleocoordinates 9.1° N, 78.5° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: lower Gatun Member (Gatun Formation), Tortonian (11.6 - 7.2 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the Gatun Fm, which regionally overlies the Caimito Fm or Mesozoic basement. AGE: Late Miocene. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From middle member of the Gatun Formatio according to the author; the enterer considers this to be the lower member of the Gatun Formation.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; unlithified, gray siltstone and unlithified, bioturbated sandstone

• ENVIRONMENT: from Collins et al. (1999), open, inner neritic.
• GENERAL LITHOLOGY: The lower 5m of the lower Gatun Formation consists of volcanic conglomerate, with 1-5cm clasts and a tuffaceous, arkoskic matrix, cross-bedded, laminated, tuffaceous siltstone and alternating laminated sandstone and siltstone, mostly deeply weathered. The overlying 40m (Section 1) consists of massive, grey-green, clayey siltstone, with minor claystone and fine sandstone units. zones of densely packed large concretions, pervasive bioturbation, and extensive thalassinoid burrow systems, as well as simple vertical and lateral hash-filled burrows. Shell hash of varying grain size and density is almost ubiquitous, as are units packed with diverse, whole mollusks.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Heitz in 1993; reposited in the NMB

Collection methods: bulk, sieve,

• COLLECTORS: Antoine Heitz, 8/11/93. REPOSITORY: Naturhistorisches Museum Basel (NMB),

Primary reference: B. Landau, R. E. Petit, and C. M. Silva. 2012. New Cancellariidae (Mollusca, Gastropoda) from the Miocene Gatun Formation of Panama, with eleven new species. Journal of Paleontology 86(6):907-930 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 136014: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 15.11.2012

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Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for gastropoda, bivalvia and scaphopoda. NOMENCLATURE: modern nomenclature, though only identified to subgenus resolution.
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
Anadara sp. Gray 1847 ark
Anadara (Sectiarca) sp. Olsson 1961 ark
Anadara (Potiarca) sp. Iredale 1939 ark
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
Axinactis (Glycymerella) sp. Woodring 1925 clam
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
Crassinella sp. Guppy 1874 clam
 Cardiida - Kelliellidae
Alveinus sp. Conrad 1865 clam
 Cardiida - Mactridae
Mulinia sp. Gray 1837 clam
 Cardiida - Ungulinidae
"Felaniella sp." = Diplodonta
"Felaniella sp." = Diplodonta Bronn 1831 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Lirophora (Lirophora) sp. Conrad 1863 venus clam
Macrocallista (Megapitaria) sp. Grant and Gale 1931 venus clam
Parastarte sp. Conrad 1862 venus clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Acorylus sp. Olsson and Harbison 1953 tellin clam
 Cardiida - Semelidae
Ervilia sp. Turton 1822 clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Parvilucina sp. Dall 1901 clam
Gastropoda
 Thecosomata - Cavoliniidae
Styliola sp. Gray 1850 snail
 Opisthobranchia - Cylichnidae
Acteocina sp. Gray 1847 barrel-bubble
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Oliva (Oliva) sp. Bruguière 1789 olive snail
Olivella (Niteoliva) sp. Olsson 1956 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
Strombina (Strombina) lessepsiana Brown and Pilsbry 1911 snail
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
Cymatophos sp. Pilsbry and Olsson 1941 true whelk
Solenosteira sp. Dall 1890 true whelk
Nicema sp. Woodring 1964 true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Nassariidae
Calophos sp. Woodring 1964 snail
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
Euclia alacertata Landau et al. 2012 snail
Pyruclia tweedledee Landau et al. 2012 snail
Cancellaria mixta Landau et al. 2012 snail
Cancellaria (Cancellaria) sp. Lamarck 1799 snail
Massyla terryi Olsson 1942 snail
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Haustellum sp. Schumacher 1817 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Mangeliidae
Kurtziella (Cryoturris) sp. Woodring 1928 snail
 Neogastropoda - Drilliidae
Hindsiclava sp. Hertlein and Strong 1955 snail
 Neogastropoda -
Nannodiella sp. Dall 1919 snail
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
Strioterebrum sp. Sacco 1891 auger snail
Terebra (Panaterebra) sp. Olsson 1967 auger snail
 Vanikoroidea - Eulimidae
Niso sp. Risso 1826 snail
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Stigmaulax sp. Morch 1852 moon snail
Polinices sp. Monfort 1810 moon snail
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Crucibulum (Dispotaea) sp. Say 1824 slipper shell
Calyptraea sp. Lamarck 1799 slipper shell
Crepidula (Ianacus) sp. Mörch 1852 slipper shell
 Tonnoidea - Personidae
"Distorsio gatunensis" = Distorsio decussata
"Distorsio gatunensis" = Distorsio decussata Valenciennes 1832 snail
 Tonnoidea - Bursidae
Bursa rugosa Sowerby 1835 frog shell
 Truncatelloidea - Caecidae
Caecum sp. Fleming 1813 snail
 Truncatelloidea - Tornidae
"Teinostoma (Idioraphe) sp." = Teinostoma (Idioraphie)
"Teinostoma (Idioraphe) sp." = Teinostoma (Idioraphie) Pilsbry 1922 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella sp. Lamarck 1799 turret shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Alabina sp. Dall 1902 cerith snail
 Heterostropha - Acteonidae
Acteon sp. Montfort 1810 snail
 Heterostropha - Ringiculidae
 Pyramidelloidea - Pyramidellidae
Chrysallida sp. Carpenter 1856 snail