Misantla or Tuxpan [Tuxpan Fm] (Miocene of Mexico)

Where: Veracruz, Mexico (20.5° N, 97.2° W: paleocoordinates 20.9° N, 94.5° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Tuxpan Formation, Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• Specific locality or horizon not provided

Environment/lithology: marine; white sandstone

• Deposited in tropical, euryhaline waters 10-30 m deep
• cream colored sandstones

Size class: microfossils

Primary reference: F. J. Vega, R. M. Feldmann, J. L. Villalobos-Hiriart and R. Gio-Argiez. 1999. A new decapod fauna from the Miocene Tuxpan Formation, eastern Mexico. Journal of Paleontology 73(3):407-413 [J. Alroy/J. Wertheim/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 37334: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Jill Wertheim on 12.03.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Globigerinaceae - Globigerinidae
 Globigerinaceae - Globorotaliidae
 Podocopida - Trachyleberididae
 Podocopida -
 Platycopida - Cytherellidae
Cytherella hannai Howe and Law 1936 ostracod