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

Also known as Locality G

Where: Sucre, Venezuela (10.0° N, 64.0° W: paleocoordinates 9.9° N, 63.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Upper Member (Mare Formation), Early/Lower Pliocene (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

• From upper Mare Formation. These silts overlie the coarser sediments at the base of the Mare Formation. 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.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; poorly lithified, fine-grained, brown siltstone

• Shallow-marine deposit.
• The upper Mare Formation consist of tan, homogeneous, and slightly compacted silts of a fine and even texture.

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 41542: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 16.07.2004

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Taxonomic list

• Exhaustive for mollusca, and serpulids
Bivalvia
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
"Nucula (Ennucula) mareana" = Ennucula, "Nucula (Nucula) venezuelana" = Nucula (Nucula) vieta
"Nucula (Ennucula) mareana" = Ennucula nut clam
"Nucula (Nucula) venezuelana" = Nucula (Nucula) vieta Guppy 1874 nut clam
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
"Nuculana (Saccella) axelolssoni" = Saccella, Nuculana (Saccella) karlmartini
"Nuculana (Saccella) axelolssoni" = Saccella pointed nut clam
Nuculana (Saccella) karlmartini Weisbord 1964 pointed nut clam
Scaphopoda
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae
"Dentalium (Antalis) disparile" = Paradentalium disparile
"Dentalium (Antalis) disparile" = Paradentalium disparile d'Orbigny 1847 tusk shell