Vaughan et al. loc. 8598 - Loma de los Palos (Oligocene of Haiti)

Also known as C-8

Where: Haiti (19.4° N, 70.8° W: paleocoordinates 18.6° N, 69.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Cervicos Limestone Formation, Late/Upper Oligocene (28.4 - 23.0 Ma)

• AGE ASSIGNMENT: Upper Oligocene according to Vaughan et al. Faunas are meager and correlation is uncertain, but if it is correct deposits of the same age occur in the islands of Anguilla, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Florida, Panama and Trinidad. These deposits are correlated with the Chattian-Aquitanian of Europe. I have assigned this an Late Oligocene age, pending more refined biostratigraphic data. STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: no stratigraphic data provided.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified limestone

• ENVIRONMENTAL DATA: no environmental data reported.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying,

• COLLECTORS: C.W Cooke abd C.P. Ross (April 21, 1919). REPOSITORIES: unknown repository, possibly Geological Survey of the Dominican Republic, or the USGS/USNM.

Primary reference: T. W. Vaughan, W. Cooke, D.D. Condit, C.P. Ross, W.P. Woodring and F.C. Calkins. 1921. A geological reconnaissance of the Dominican Republic. Geological Survey of the Dominican Republic Memoir 1 [A. Miller/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 61195: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 30.05.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• IDENTIFIER: presumably Cooke, Vaughan or most likely Woodring. NOMENCLATURE: antiquated, and only to species resolution, probably reflecting quality of material. COVERAGE: probably not exhaustive.
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Opisthobranchia - Cylichnidae
Bullaria sp. Rafinesque 1815 snail
 Stromboidea - Thersiteidae
Orthaulax aguadillensis Maury 1920 snail
[entered as Orthaulax aquadillensis]
 Spatangoida - Brissidae
 Clypeasteroida - Clypeasteridae
Clypeaster concavus Cotteau 1875 sand dollar