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Loc. 6 - Punta Sabanilla, Matanzas Bay (Pleistocene of Cuba)

Where: Cuba (22.0° N, 80.5° W: paleocoordinates 22.1° N, 80.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• LITHOSTRATIGRAPHY: No lithostratigraphic units named in text. AGE: Pleistocene (Richards 1935, 1962) based on the high proportion of Recent species. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: Terrace up to 25 ft in elevation.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: poorly lithified, shelly/skeletal limestone

• ENVIRONMENT: No environmental data reported in text. From carbonate facies, hence carbonate environment. SEQUENCE STRATIGRAPHY: From terrace, hence transgressive.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Limestone, coral heads, shells in limestone and loose. LITHIFICATION: No indication of lithification, but assumed to be poorly-lithified on the basis of age and lithologic description of adjacent collections (i.e. loose shells). No figured specimens.

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the CM

• COLLECTORS: Collected by H.G. Richards and R.E. Dickerson (1933). REPOSITORIES: Collections held in the Carnegie Museum.

Primary reference: H. G. Richards. 1935. Pleistocene Mollusks from western Cuba. Journal of Paleontology 9(3):253-258 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 66769: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 15.10.2006

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