Locality C, Venezuela - Weisbord (1964) (Pliocene of Venezuela)

Also known as Locality C

Where: Carabobo, Venezuela (10.0° N, 68.0° W: paleocoordinates 9.9° N, 67.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Guaiguaza Clay Formation (Cabo Blanco Group), Late/Upper Pliocene (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

• The Playa Grande and Mare formations of the Cabo Blanco Group are believed to be early Pliocene in age, and the Guaiguaza clay late Pliocene. Collected from Guaiguaza lay in draingae ditch about 1 m in depth.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; claystone

• Clay

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the PRI

Collection methods: quarrying,

• Collected by Weisbord in 1955 and 1956. Collections also held at Flordia State University

Primary reference: N.E. Weisbord. 1964. Late Cenozoic scaphopods and serpulid polychaets from northern Venezuela. Bulletins of American Paleontology 47(214):111-199 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 41540: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 16.07.2004

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Taxonomic list

• Exhaustive fro mollusca, and serpulids
 Arcida - Arcidae
Arca (Arca) imbricata2 Bruguière 1789 ark
 Arcida - Noetiidae
Arcopsis adamsi2 Dall 1886 clam
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
"Corbula (Julicorbula) aequivalvis" = Juliacorbula aequivalvis2, Corbula (Caryocorbula) cf. lavalleana2
"Corbula (Julicorbula) aequivalvis" = Juliacorbula aequivalvis2 Philippi 1836 clam
 Cardiida - Chamidae
Chama sinuosa2 Broderip 1836 jewel box
 Cardiida - Veneridae
"Chione (Chione) cancellata" = Chione cancellata2, Anomalocardia brailiana2, Anomalocardia venezuelana2, "Pitar (Pitar) albida" = Pitar albidus2, Macrocallista maculata2
"Chione (Chione) cancellata" = Chione cancellata2 Linnaeus 1767 venus clam
"Pitar (Pitar) albida" = Pitar albidus2 Gmelin 1791 venus clam
Macrocallista maculata2 Linnaeus 1758 venus clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
Lucina (Lucinisca) muricata2 Spengler 1798 clam
 Cephalaspidea - Bullidae
Bulla striata1 Bruguiére 1792 snail
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
 Neogastropoda - Nassariidae
"Nassarius (Phrontis) vibex" = Nassarius (Nassarius) vibex1
"Nassarius (Phrontis) vibex" = Nassarius (Nassarius) vibex1 Say 1822 snail
 Neogastropoda - Melongenidae
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
"Murex (Chicoreus) ? brevifrons" = Chicoreus (Chicoreus) brevifrons1
"Murex (Chicoreus) ? brevifrons" = Chicoreus (Chicoreus) brevifrons1 Lamarck 1822 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Mangeliidae
 Rissooidea - Rissoidae
 Truncatelloidea - Caecidae
Caecum (Caecum) regulare1 Carpenter 1858 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
 Pyramidelloidea - Pyramidellidae
"Turbonilla (Chemnitzia) pustulella" = Chemnitzia1 snail
 Fissurelloidea - Fissurellidae
Diodora meta1 Ihering 1927 snail
Diodora cayenensis1 Lamarck 1822 snail
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae
"Dentalium (Dentalium) cf. texasianum" = Paradentalium americanum, "Dentalium (Antalis) sp." = Antalis
"Dentalium (Dentalium) cf. texasianum" = Paradentalium americanum Chenu 1843 tusk shell
Subspecies: Dentalium (Dentalium) texasianum rioense
"Dentalium (Antalis) sp." = Antalis Adams and Adams 1854 tusk shell