Santa Catalina, Grand Canary Island (Pleistocene of Spain)

Where: Spain (28.1° N, 15.4° W: paleocoordinates 28.1° N, 15.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From unnamed lithostratigraphic unit. AGE: Interpreted by Lecointre et al (1967) as Tyrrhenian I=Ouljian (Late Pleistocene). STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From unknown position within section.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; unlithified lithology not reported

• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Not stated in text. LITHIFICATION: No stated, but figured specimens appear to come from unlithified sediments.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Lecointre & Richards in 1962-1963

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

• COLLECTORS: G. Lecointre and H.G. Richards, 1962-1963. REPOSITORY: Museo Canario, Las Palmas, Canary Islands.

Primary reference: G. Lecointre, K. J. Tinkler, and H.G. Richards. 1967. The marine Quaternary of the Canary Islands. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 119(8):325-344 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 127358: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 10.05.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for gastropods and bivalves. NOMENCLATURE: Not an authoritative publication, with somewhat antiquated nomenclature, but with species-resolution identifications.

•Meco et al (2002) are critical of the age assignment and taxonomic identifications of Lecointre et al, and suggest that these collections may be contaminated by archeological specimens: "possible errors caused by the mingling of fossils with archaeological remains consumer at the site, or perhaps by intricate synonyms that would be difficult to follow up, or because of incorrect taxonomical determinations, or inaccurate localities in museum collections."

 Arcida - Arcidae
"Arca barbata" = Barbatia (Barbatia) barbata Linnaeus 1758 clam
"Arca diluvii" = Scapharca (Scapharca) diluvii Lamarck 1805 clam
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
 Carditida - Carditidae
"Cardita calyculata" = Cardita (Cardita) calyculata
"Cardita calyculata" = Cardita (Cardita) calyculata Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Cardiida - Mactridae
"Eastonia rugosa" = Standella (Eastonia)
"Eastonia rugosa" = Standella (Eastonia) clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Venus verrucosus venus clam
"Venus multilamella" = Venus (Ventricoloidea) multilamella Lamarck 1818 venus clam
Meretrix tumens venus clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
"Cardium papillosum" = Plagiocardium (Papillicardium) papillosum Poli 1781 cockle
 Patellogastropoda - Patellidae
Patella sp. Linnaeus 1758 limpet
Patella intermedia Murray 1857 limpet
SUBSPECIES: Patella caerula mabillei
"Patella safiana" = Patella nigra da Costa 1771 limpet
Patella oculus Born 1778 limpet
"Patella gomesi" = Patella candei gomesii Drouet 1858 limpet
Patella longicosta Lamarck 1819 limpet
 Neogastropoda - Columbellidae
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
 Neogastropoda - Nassariidae
 Neogastropoda - Marginellidae
Marginella miliacea margin shell
Marginella glabella Linnaeus 1758 margin shell
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
"Purpura (Acanthina) crassilabrum" = Crassilabrum crassilabrum, Murex tumulosus, Murex hoplites, "Purpura (Thais) haemastoma" = Stramonita haemostoma
"Purpura (Acanthina) crassilabrum" = Crassilabrum crassilabrum Sowerby 1834 murex snail
Murex tumulosus murex snail
Murex hoplites murex snail
"Purpura (Thais) haemastoma" = Stramonita haemostoma Linnaeus 1767 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus prometheus cone shell
Conus mediterraneus Hwass 1792 cone shell
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
 Stromboidea - Aporrhaidae
"Aporrhais pespelicani" = Aporrhais pespelecani
"Aporrhais pespelicani" = Aporrhais pespelecani Linnaeus 1758 snail
misspelled as "Aporhais"
 Velutinoidea - Triviidae
Trivia candidula Gaskoin 1836 snail
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
"Cypraea cf. lurida" = Luria lurida
"Cypraea cf. lurida" = Luria lurida Linnaeus 1758 cowry
 Vermetoidea - Vermetidae
 Tonnoidea - Ranellidae
"Cymatium cutaceum" = Linatella caudata Gmelin 1791 triton shell
Cymatium corrugatum triton shell
Cymatium costatum triton shell
Cymatium nodiferum triton shell
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
"Cassis testiculus" = Cypraecassis testiculus
"Cassis testiculus" = Cypraecassis testiculus Linnaeus 1758 snail
SUBSPECIES: Cassis testiculus senegalica
 Sorbeoconcha - Campanilidae
"Cerithium (Vulgocerithium) sp." = Thericium
"Cerithium (Vulgocerithium) sp." = Thericium Monterosato 1809 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Mesalia mesal turret shell
Turritella meta turret shell
Turritella bicingulata Lamarck 1822 turret shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Bittium reticulatum da Costa 1778 cerith snail
 Haliotoidea - Haliotidae
Haliotis tuberculata Linnaeus 1758 abalone
 Turbinoidea - Turbinidae
"Turbo rugosus" = Bolma rugosus
"Turbo rugosus" = Bolma rugosus Linnaeus 1767 snail
 Fissurelloidea - Fissurellidae
Fissurella cf. mus Reeve 1850 snail
 Trochoidea - Trochidae