DV 502-6 [Otuma Fm] (Oligocene of Peru)

Where: Peru (13.8° S, 76.3° W: paleocoordinates 15.9° S, 69.7° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Otuma Formation, Early/Lower Oligocene (33.9 - 28.4 Ma)

• Sandstone section disconformably overlies thin-bedded gray siltstones and is truncated above by a fault. Paleontological data suggests a pre-Miocene age.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified, shelly/skeletal sandstone and poorly lithified, fine-grained sandstone

• Alternating beds of indurating bioclastic sandstone and softer, finer-grained sandstone.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original aragonite, original calcite

Collection methods: quarrying,

• Identifications made by T.J. DeVires. Unknown repository.

Primary reference: T. J. DeViries. 1998. Oligocene deposition and Cenozoic sequence boundaries in the Pisco Basin (Peru). Journal of South American Earth Sciences 11(3):217-231 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 41618: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 18.07.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Probably not complete for locality. Only common and biostratigraphically important taxa listed.
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
"Pseudoliva cf. parinasensis" = Pseudoliva (Buccinorbis) parinasensis
"Pseudoliva cf. parinasensis" = Pseudoliva (Buccinorbis) parinasensis Woods, in Bosworth 1922 true whelk
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella woodsi Lisson 1925 turret shell