PPP# 345 - Cayo Agua [Cayo Agua Fm] (Pliocene of Panama)

Also known as NMB Loc. 17830

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

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

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

• LITHOSTRATIGRAPHY: From the Cayo Agua Formation, for which lithostratigraphic relationships are not discussed. AGE: early late Pliocene, 2.9-3.6 Ma; direct date from Cheetham et al. (1999). STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From 52.75 m in section 17 of Collins & Coates (1999).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; silty sandstone

• depth 37-46 m
• LITHOLOGY: bioturbated gray blue, muddy, silty lithic sandstone with common horizons of abundant thick shelled mollusks and ahermatypic corals. LITHIFICATION: Unknown.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Jung et al. in 1988; reposited in the NMB

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

• COLLECTOR: Peter Jung, R. Panchaud & Dana Geary, 3.6.1988. REPOSITORY: NMB, Basel, Switzerland.

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 136540: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 29.11.2012

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Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Limited to taxa described in text. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication, with modern nomenclature, and species-resolution identifications.
 Tonnoidea - Bursidae
Bursa ranelloides Reeve 1844 frog shell
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
Sconsia grayi Adams 1855 snail
Semicassis granulata Born 1778 snail