C1251, Nondaulau, Viti Levu (Pliocene of Fiji)

Where: Fiji (18.1° S, 177.4° E: paleocoordinates 20.2° S, 177.2° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Cuvu Group, Zanclean (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

• "Pliocene-Pleistocene (Thuvu Group, basal sandstone immediately above conglomerate)" - apparently Cuvu Sedimentary Group, early Pliocene in age according to Stratford & Rodda (2000).

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; poorly lithified sandstone

• Sandstone. Poorly lithified based on illustrated specimens from this unit.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by P. Rodda; reposited in the USNM

Primary reference: G. A. Cooper. 1978. Tertiary and Quaternary brachiopods from the southwest Pacific. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 38:1-23 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 186811: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 04.07.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Dallinidae
"Dicrosia fijiensis" = Nipponithyris fijiensis, Dallina "sp. 1"
"Dicrosia fijiensis" = Nipponithyris fijiensis Elliott 1960
Dallina "sp. 1" Beecher 1893
 Terebratulida - Terebratulidae