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

Also known as Locality E

Where: Tayabas, Venezuela (10.0° N, 64.0° W: paleocoordinates 9.9° N, 63.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Mare Formation, Late/Upper Pliocene (3.6 - 2.6 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: marine; 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

Preservation: original aragonite

Collection methods: quarrying,

• Collected by Weisbord in 1955 and 1956. Collections also held at Flordia State UniversityExhaustive for mollusca, and serpulids

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 41568: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 16.07.2004

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Taxonomic list

• Exhaustive for mollusca, and serpulids
Bivalvia
 Cardiida - Veneridae
"Dosinia (Dosinidia) concentrica" = Dosinia (Dosinia) concentrica2, Macrocallista maculata2
"Dosinia (Dosinidia) concentrica" = Dosinia (Dosinia) concentrica2 Born 1778 venus clam
Macrocallista maculata2 Linnaeus 1758 venus clam
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
Purpura patula1, "Murex (Chicoreus) brevifrons" = Chicoreus (Chicoreus) brevifrons1
Purpura patula1 murex snail
"Murex (Chicoreus) brevifrons" = Chicoreus (Chicoreus) brevifrons1 Lamarck 1822 murex snail
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
Strombus pugilis1 Linnaeus 1758 conch
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Crepidula phalaena1, "Crepidula (Bostrycapulus) aculeata" = Bostrycapulus aculeatus1
Crepidula phalaena1 slipper shell
"Crepidula (Bostrycapulus) aculeata" = Bostrycapulus aculeatus1 Gmelin 1791 slipper shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella maiquetana1 turret shell