PPP# 63 - Cayo Agua [Cayo Agua Fm] (Pliocene of Panama)

Also known as NMB Loc. 18401

Where: Bocas del Toro, Panama (9.2° N, 82.1° W: paleocoordinates 9.1° N, 81.6° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Cayo Agua Formation (Bocas del Toro Group), Piacenzian (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

• AGE: early Late Pliocene, 3.5-3.6 Ma; direct date from Cheetham et al. (1999).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: transition zone or lower shoreface; lithified siltstone

• depth 37-46 m
• Cayo Agua Formation: bioturbated gray blue, muddy, silty lithic sandstone with common horizons of abundant thick shelled mollusks and ahermatypic corals

Size classes: macrofossils, microfossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: L. S. Collins and A. G. Coates. 1999. A paleobiotic survey of Caribbean faunas from the Neogene of the Isthmus of Panama. Bulletins of American Paleontology (357) [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 91902: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 23.10.2009, edited by Austin Hendy

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Haynesina
  -
Rectobolivina
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Rotaliina
 Chilostomellacea - Gavelinellidae
 Rotaliina - Fursenkoinidae
 Rotaliina - Cassidulinidae
 Rotaliina - Siphoninidae
Rotaliina
 Planorbulinacea - Cibicididae
 Planorbulinacea - Planulidae
 Planorbulinacea - Cymbaloporidae
 Buliminacea - Siphogenerinoididae
Sagrina pulchella d'Orbigny 1839
 Buliminacea - Uvigerinidae
 Buliminacea - Buliminidae
 Buliminacea - Reusselidae
 Discorbacea - Bagginidae
Cancris sagra Cushman and Todd 1942
 Discorbacea - Discorbidae
 Discorbacea - Rosalinidae
Rosalina globularis d'Orbigny 1826
 Rotaliacea - Rotaliidae
 Rotaliacea - Elphidiidae
 Nonionacea - Nonionidae
 Asterigerinacea - Amphisteginidae
Amphistegina gibbosa d'Orbigny 1839
 Rotaliina - Bolivinidae
Textulariina
 Textulariacea - Textulariidae
Lagenina
 Nodosariacea - Nodosariidae
Lagena sp. Walker and Boys 1784
 Nodosariacea - Ellipsolagenidae
Fissurina laevigata Buchner 1940
Oolina sp. d'Orbigny 1839
Ostracoda
 Podocopida -
Phlyctocythere sp. ostracod
originally entered as "Phylctocythere sp."
 Podocopida - Xestoleberididae
Xestoleberis sp. Sars 1866 ostracod
originally entered as "Xestolebereis sp."
 Podocopida - Cytheruridae
Cytheropteron sp. Sars 1866 ostracod
 Podocopida -
 Podocopida - Krithidae
Krithe sp. Brady et al. 1874 ostracod
 Podocopida -
 Platycopida - Cytherellidae
Cytherelloidea sp. Alexander 1929 ostracod
Cytherella sp. Jones 1849 ostracod
 Podocopa - Loxoconchidae
Loxoconcha sp. Sars 1866 ostracod
Gymnolaemata
 Cheilostomata - Quadricellariidae
Nellia tenella Lamarck 1816
 Cheilostomata - Mamilloporidae
 Cheilostomata - Schizoporellidae
 Cheilostomata - Phidoloporidae
 Cheilostomata - Cupuladriidae
 Cheilostomata - Membraniporidae
Biflustra savartii Audouin 1826
 Cheilostomata - Antroporidae
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Paracyathus adetos Cairns 1995 stony coral
Antillocyathus gracilis n. sp. Cairns 1995 stony coral
Foraminferea
 Miliolida - Miliolidae
 Miliolida - Hauerinidae