FB3, Naingatungatu, Viti Levu (Pliocene of Fiji)

Where: Fiji (18.1° S, 178.5° E: paleocoordinates 20.1° S, 178.2° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Suva Marl Formation, Zanclean (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

• "Miocene (Suva Marl)" - Suva Marl early Pliocene in age according to Stratford & Rodda (2000).

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; poorly lithified siliciclastic sediments

• Poorly lithified based on illustrated specimens from this locality

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by W.M. Briggs; 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 186815: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 04.07.2017

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Taxonomic list

Rhynchonellata
 Terebratulida - Dyscoliidae
Abyssothyris briggsi n. sp. Cooper 1978