USGS 19865 - Cats Oilfield [Trinity Hill Sst Mbr, Moruga Fm] (Miocene of Trinidad and Tobago)

Where: Trinidad and Tobago (10.1° N, 61.0° W: paleocoordinates 9.9° N, 58.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Trinity Hill Sandstone Member (Moruga Formation), Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the Trinity Hill Sandstone Mbr of the Moruga Fm, for which lithostratigraphic relationships are not discussed. AGE: Middle Miocene in text. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From unknown position within formation.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; sandstone

• No paleoenvironmental data provided.
• LITHIFICATION: Not stated in text. LITHOLOGY: No lithologic data provided, but assumed to be sandstone on the basis of lithostratigraphy.

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the USNM

Collection methods: surface (float), surface (in situ),


Primary reference: A. G. Beu. 2010. Neogene Tonnoidean Gastropods of Tropical and South America; contributions to the Dominican Republic and Panama Paleontology Projects and Uplift of the Central American Isthmus. Bulletins of American Paleontology (377-378)1-550 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 136539: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 29.11.2012

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Taxonomic list

• NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication, with species-resolution identifications, and modern nomenclature. COVERAGE: Limited to taxa described in text.
 Tonnoidea - Bursidae
Bursa ranelloides Reeve 1844 frog shell