STRI Loc. 290443 [bulk] - Puerto Lopez [middle Castilletes Fm] (Miocene of Colombia)

Also known as STRI Sample 17088

Where: La Guajira, Colombia (11.9° N, 71.3° W: paleocoordinates 11.3° N, 68.6° W)

• coordinate based on unpublished field data

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: middle Castilletes Member (Castilletes Formation), Langhian (16.0 - 13.8 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the Jimol Formation, which conformably overlies the Uipta Formation (early Miocene) and is unconformably overlain by the Castilletes Formation. This area and nearby collections have been previously mapped as Castilletes Formaton (late Pliocene-early Pleistocene). AGE: Burdigalian, on the basis of macrofaunal composition; direct age established by extrapolation of Sr-isotope dating by enterer. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From approximately 196 m in regional section.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; unlithified siltstone

• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Unconsolidated silty matrix. LITHIFICATION: Unlithified, as determined in the field and based on museum-reposited specimens.

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: original aragonite, original calcite

Collected by Hendy in 2011

Collection methods: bulk, sieve,

• COLLECTOR: A. Hendy, 03/16/2011. REPOSITORY: Presently reposited at FLMNH, Gainesville.

Primary reference: A. J. W. Hendy, D. S. Jones, F. Moreno, V. Zapata, and C. Jaramillo. 2015. Neogene molluscs, shallow marine paleoenvironments, and chronostratigraphy of the Guajira Peninsula, Colombia. Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 134(1):45-75 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 136879: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 05.12.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for mollusca. NOMENCLATURE: Not an authoritative publication, but with modern nomenclature, and species-resolution identifications.
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
Anadara (Rasia) cornellana Hodson et al. 1927 ark
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
Tucetona democraciana Hodson et al. 1927 clam
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Argopecten sp. Monterosato 1889 calico scallop
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Crassostrea sp. Sacco 1897 oyster
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Veneridae indet. Rafinesque 1815 venus clam
Gouldia sp. Adams 1847 venus clam
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Oliva sp. Bruguière 1789 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Nassariidae
 Neogastropoda - Melongenidae
Melongena consors Sowerby 1850 snail
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
Bivetiella gabbiana Pilsbry and Johnson 1917 snail
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Eupleura kugleri Jung 1965 murex snail
Cymia cocoditana Hodson 1931 murex snail
Chicoreus (Triplex) cornurectus Guppy 1876 murex snail
Calotrophon sp. Hertlein and Strong 1951 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
"Knefastia lavinoides" = Knefastia limonensis, "Cruziturricula sp." = Pleurofusia (Cruziturricula), Crassispira conica
"Knefastia lavinoides" = Knefastia limonensis Olsson 1922 turrid
"Cruziturricula sp." = Pleurofusia (Cruziturricula) Marks 1951 turrid
Crassispira conica Jung 1965 turrid
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus talis Jung 1965 cone shell
Conus molis Brown and Pilsbry 1911 cone shell
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Natica sp. Scopoli 1777 moon snail
Polinices nelsoni moon snail
Neverita (Glossaulax) paraguanensis Hodson 1927 moon snail
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
Muracypraea aff. hyaena Schilder 1939 cowry
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Crepidula plana Say 1822 slipper shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Potamididae
Potamides suprasulcatus Gabb 1873 horn snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella machapoorensis Maury 1925 turret shell
Turritella cocoditana Hodson 1926 turret shell
Turritella matarucana Hodson 1926 turret shell
 Architectonicoidea - Architectonicidae
Architectonica nobilis Röding 1798 sundial