USGS Loc. 8452 - Rio Tupisa [Tuira Fm] (Miocene of Panama)

Where: Darien, Panama (8.2° N, 77.7° W: paleocoordinates 8.0° N, 76.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Tuira Formation, Tortonian (11.6 - 7.2 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From Tuira Fm, for which lithostratigraphic relationships are not discussed. AGE: Middle Miocene, in text; subsequent publications suggest late Miocene or early Pliocene age; Coates et al. (2004) suggests a Tortonian age (11.2-8.3 Ma). STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From unknown position within formation.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; unlithified lithology not reported

• ENVIRONMENT: Appearing to be shallow marine siliciclastic environment.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Unknown. LITHIFICATION: Unknown.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original aragonite

Reposited in the USNM

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

• COLLECTOR: Unknown. REPOSITORY: Smithsonian (USNM)

Primary reference: A. J. W. Hendy, D. P. Buick, K. V. Bulinski, C. A. Ferguson, and A. I. Miller. 2008. Unpublished census data from Atlantic coastal plain and circum-Caribbean Neogene assemblages and taxonomic opinions. [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 136993: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 08.12.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for mollusca. NOMENCLATURE: Not from an authoritative publication, but species-level nomenclature, and modern nomenclature.
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
Anadara (Rasia) dariensis Brown and Pilsbry 1911 ark
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
Tucetona acuticostata Sowerby 1849 clam
 Pectinida - Anomiidae
Anomia sp. Linnaeus 1758 jingle
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
Eucrassatella sp. Iredale 1924 clam
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
Hexacorbula gatunensis Toula 1909 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Macrocallista maculata Linnaeus 1758 venus clam
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
Nucula sp., "Acila isthmica" = Acila (Acila) isthmica
Nucula sp. Lamarck 1799 nut clam
"Acila isthmica" = Acila (Acila) isthmica Brown and Pilsbry 1911 divaricate nutclam
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
Saccella acrita Dall 1908 pointed nut clam
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Oliva gatunensis Toula 1908 olive snail
Olivella sp. Swainson 1831 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
"Strombina lessepsiana" = Strombina (Strombina) lessepsiana
"Strombina lessepsiana" = Strombina (Strombina) lessepsiana Brown and Pilsbry 1911 snail
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
Cymatophos sp. Pilsbry and Olsson 1941 true whelk
Cymatophos veatchi Olsson 1922 true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Cystiscidae
"Persicula (Rabicea) sp." = Persicula
"Persicula (Rabicea) sp." = Persicula Schumacher 1817 snail
 Neogastropoda - Turbinellidae
Turbinella sp. Lamarck 1799 snail
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Stramonita sp. Schumacher 1817 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Drilliidae
Hindsiclava consors Sowerby 1850 snail
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
Carinodrillia sp. Dall 1919 turrid
Gemmula vaningeni Brown and Pilsbry 1913 turrid
Polystira sp. Woodring 1928 turrid
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
Panaterebra cucurrupiensis Oinomikado 1939 auger snail
 Ficoidea - Ficidae
Ficus sp. Röding 1798 fig shell
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Natica bolus Brown and Pilsbry 1913 moon snail
 Vermetoidea - Vermetidae
Petaloconchus sculpturatus Lea 1846 worm shell
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
"Crucibulum springvaleense" = Crucibulum (Dispotaea) springvaleense Rutsch 1942 slipper shell
Calyptraea centralis Conrad 1841 slipper shell
 Tonnoidea - Tonnidae
Malea camura Guppy 1866 tun shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Potamididae
Potamides sp. Brongniart 1810 horn snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Thiaridae
Hemisinus sp. Swainson 1840 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
"Turritella altilira" = Turritella (Bactrospira) altilira Conrad 1857 turret shell
Turritella abrupta Spieker 1922 turret shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Cerithium sp. Bruguière 1789 cerith snail
Demospongea
 Clavulina - Clionaidae
Entobia sp. Bronn 1838 demosponge