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

Also known as Locality J

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

• From lower Mare Formation. The lower 10-15 ft are made up of incoherent grits and sands containing many well-preserved fossils. The lower member starts as a pebble to granule gravel or "grit". 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; unlithified, pebbly conglomerate and sandstone

• Shallow-marine deposit.
• Comprises incoherent grits and sands containing many well-preserved fossils. The lower member starts as a pebble to granule gravel or "grit".

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original aragonite

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 41545: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 16.07.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Exhaustive for mollusca, and serpulids
Polychaeta
 Serpulimorpha -
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
"Anadara (Lunarca) ovalis" = Lunarca ovalis2 Bruguiere 1789 ark
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Lyropecten (Nodipecten) "sp. A"" = Nodipecten2, Pecten (Pecten) caribeus2, Pecten (Pecten) maiquetiensis2, "Pecten (Amusium) marensis" = Amusium2, "Chlamys (Leptopecten) desultoria" = Leptopecten2, "Chlamys (Argopecten) gibbus" = Argopecten gibbus2
"Lyropecten (Nodipecten) "sp. A"" = Nodipecten2 Dall 1898 scallop
"Pecten (Amusium) marensis" = Amusium2 scallop
"Chlamys (Leptopecten) desultoria" = Leptopecten2 scallop
"Chlamys (Argopecten) gibbus" = Argopecten gibbus2 Linnaeus 1758 calico scallop
 Pectinida - Anomiidae
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
"Crenella divaricata" = Crenella decussata2
"Crenella divaricata" = Crenella decussata2 Montagu 1808 mussel
 Carditida - Crassatellidae
 Carditida - Carditidae
"Venericardia (Glyptoactis) wendellwoodringi" = Glyptoactis (Glyptoactis) wendellwoodringi2, "Cardita (Carditamera) gracilis" = Carditamera2
"Venericardia (Glyptoactis) wendellwoodringi" = Glyptoactis (Glyptoactis) wendellwoodringi2 Weisbord 1964 clam
"Cardita (Carditamera) gracilis" = Carditamera2 clam
 Cardiida - Chamidae
Chama congregata2 Conrad 1833 jewel box
 Cardiida - Ungulinidae
"Diplodonta (Diplodonta) mareana" = Diplodonta soror2
"Diplodonta (Diplodonta) mareana" = Diplodonta soror2 Adams 1852 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
"Chione (Chione) cancellata" = Chione cancellata2, "Chione (Lirophora) riomaturensis" = Lirophora (Lirophora) riomaturensis2, Periglypta aff. listeri2, "Pitar (Hysteroconcha) dione" = Hysteroconcha dione2, "Transenella caboblanquensis" = Transennella2, Macrocallista maculata2, Tivela (Planitivela) venezuelana2, Pleiorytis venezuelensis2
"Chione (Chione) cancellata" = Chione cancellata2 Linnaeus 1767 venus clam
"Chione (Lirophora) riomaturensis" = Lirophora (Lirophora) riomaturensis2 Maury 1925 venus clam
Periglypta aff. listeri2 Gray 1838 venus clam
"Pitar (Hysteroconcha) dione" = Hysteroconcha dione2 Linnaeus 1758 venus clam
"Transenella caboblanquensis" = Transennella2 venus clam
Macrocallista maculata2 Linnaeus 1758 venus clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Tellina (Merisca) cristallina2, "Tellina (Eurytellina) punicea" = Eurytellina punicea2
Tellina (Merisca) cristallina2 Spengler 1798 tellin clam
"Tellina (Eurytellina) punicea" = Eurytellina punicea2 Born 1778 tellin clam
 Cardiida - Semelidae
Ervilia sp.2 Turton 1822 clam
Ervilia nitens2 Montagu 1808 clam
Subspecies: Ervilia nitens venezuelana
 Solenida - Solenidae
Solen sp.2 Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Lucina (Cavulinga) trisulcata" = Cavilinga trisulcata2
"Lucina (Cavulinga) trisulcata" = Cavilinga trisulcata2 Conrad 1841 clam
Subspecies: Lucina (Cavulinga trisulcata blandis
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
"Oliva (Ispidula) schepmani" = Oliva (Ispidula) tisiphona1 Duclos 1844 olive snail
Olivella (Niteoliva) minuta1 Link 1807 olive snail
Olivella (Olivella) venezuelensis1 Olsson 1956 olive snail
Olivella (Olivella) gracilis1 Broderip and Sowerby 1829 olive snail
 Neogastropoda -
Ancilla (Ebrunea) venezuelana1 Weisbord 1962 snail
 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
"Strombina caboblanquensis" = Strombina (Strombina) pumilio1, "Anachis (Costoanachis) obesa" = Parvanachis obesa1, "Columbella williamgabbi" = Columbella mercatoria1, "Pyrene (? Eurypyrene) occidentalis" = Eurypyrene1, "Mazatlania aciculata" = Mazatlania cosentini1
"Strombina caboblanquensis" = Strombina (Strombina) pumilio1 Reeve 1858 snail
"Anachis (Costoanachis) obesa" = Parvanachis obesa1 Adams 1845 snail
"Columbella williamgabbi" = Columbella mercatoria1 Linnaeus 1758 snail
"Pyrene (? Eurypyrene) occidentalis" = Eurypyrene1 snail
"Mazatlania aciculata" = Mazatlania cosentini1 Philippi 1836 snail
 Neogastropoda - Fasciolariidae
"Fusinus marensis" = Fusinus dilectus1 Adams 1856 snail
Fasciolaria semistriata1 Sowerby 1850 tulip snail
 Neogastropoda - Cystiscidae
"Persicula (Rabicea) venezuelana" = Persicula venezuelana1, "Persicula (Rabicea) interruptelinata" = Persicula1, "Persicula (? Rabicea) hodsoni" = Persicula interruptalineata1
"Persicula (Rabicea) venezuelana" = Persicula venezuelana1 Hodson et al. 1927 snail
"Persicula (Rabicea) interruptelinata" = Persicula1 snail
"Persicula (? Rabicea) hodsoni" = Persicula interruptalineata1 Megerle von Mühlfeld 1818 snail
 Neogastropoda - Marginellidae
Marginella (Prunum) circumvittata1 Weisbord 1962 margin shell
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
"Murex (Phyllonotus) pomum" = Chicoreus (Phyllonotus) pomum1, "Murex (Murex) chrysostomus" = Vokesimurex chrysostoma1, "Drupa (Morula) gilbertharrisi" = Morula1
"Murex (Phyllonotus) pomum" = Chicoreus (Phyllonotus) pomum1 Gmelin 1791 murex snail
"Murex (Murex) chrysostomus" = Vokesimurex chrysostoma1 Sowerby 1834 murex snail
"Drupa (Morula) gilbertharrisi" = Morula1 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Drilliidae
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus (Leptoconus) jaspideus1 Gmelin 1791 cone shell
 Neogastropoda - Terebridae
"Terebra (Strioterebrum) gatunensis" = Strioterebrum spiriferum1, "Terebra (Strioterebrum) trispiralis" = Strioterebrum trispiralis1, "Terebra (Hastula) hastata" = Hastula hastata1
"Terebra (Strioterebrum) gatunensis" = Strioterebrum spiriferum1 Dall 1895 auger snail
"Terebra (Strioterebrum) trispiralis" = Strioterebrum trispiralis1 Weisbord 1962 auger snail
"Terebra (Hastula) hastata" = Hastula hastata1 Gmelin 1791 auger snail
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
? Sinum peculiaris1 moon snail
 Vermetoidea - Vermetidae
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Crucibulum (Dispotaea) venezuelanum1 Weisbord 1962 slipper shell
Crucibulum (Crucibulum) auricula1 Gmelin 1791 slipper shell
Crepidula phalaena1 slipper shell
[entered as Crepidula phalaeana]
Crepidula avirostra1 slipper shell
Crepidula plana1 Say 1822 slipper shell
"Crepidula (Bostrycapulus) aculeata" = Bostrycapulus aculeatus1 Gmelin 1791 slipper shell
 Tonnoidea - Personidae
Distorsio (Rhysema) clathrata1 Lamarck 1816 snail
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
"Semicassis (Tylocassis) granulata" = Semicassis granulata1
"Semicassis (Tylocassis) granulata" = Semicassis granulata1 Born 1778 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella maiquetana1 turret shell
 Pyramidelloidea - Pyramidellidae
"Odostomia (Evalea) antilleana" = Evalea1
"Odostomia (Evalea) antilleana" = Evalea1 snail
 Architectonicoidea - Architectonicidae
Architectonica nobilis1 Röding 1798 sundial
 Turbinoidea - Turbinidae
Turbo "sp. A"1 Linnaeus 1758 snail
 Turbinoidea - Phasianellidae
 Fissurelloidea - Fissurellidae
Emarginula mareana1 Weisbord 1962 snail
 Trochoidea - Tegulidae
"Tegula (Agathistoma) viridula" = Agathistoma viridula1
"Tegula (Agathistoma) viridula" = Agathistoma viridula1 Gmelin 1791 snail
Strigilla carnaria
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Strigilla carnaria2 Linnaeus 1758