Also known as Loripes Zone
Where: Manabi, Ecuador (0.2° N, 80.3° W: paleocoordinates 0.0° S, 79.5° W)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Canoa Formation, Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)
• As exposed in the Quebrada Mangle section, the Canoa Formation has a thickness of around 125 feet, comprising Pliocene through Pleistocene marine and non-marine strata. The collection is from the basal Zone H (Loripes Zone), which has a thickness of around 15 ft.
• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: coastal; unlithified, shelly/skeletal, blue, sandy claystone
Size class: macrofossils
Collection methods: quarrying,
• Probably collected by current authors, though text also makes referal to faunal lists by Sheppard (1930) and a collecton of Barker.
Primary reference: H. A. Pilsbry and A.A. Olsson. 1941. A Pliocene fauna from Western Ecuador. Proceedings of the Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 93:1-79 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy] more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 51880: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 29.06.2005
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