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Naturhistorisches Museum Basel Caribbean Collection

The Caribbean collection in the Naturhistorisches Museum Basel


The following genera can be found in the collection:

Strombus

Strombus bifrons Sowerby, 1850; Bowden Formation, Pliocene; Bowden, Jamaica; 70 mm; Coll. Jooss & Strasser, 3/1931; Coll. Naturhistorisches Museum Basel loc. no. 10635; Photo Virgilio Liverani

  • SE coast. Port Morant, E side. Originally 5 localities within the Bowden Fm., in an area not exceeding 200 m2. No exact geographical data are given. Partly marked as B1-B5.
    All 5 localities must have been east of Port Morant (type locality of Bowden Fm)

Strombus pugiloides Guppy, 1873; Bowden Formation, Pliocene; Bowden Shop, Bowden, Jamaica; Bowden shell bed, Outcrop opened by bulldozer; Coll. E. Robinson, P. Jung, Myrtle Haase et al., 12.5.1969;
Coll. Naturhistorisches Museum Basel loc. no. 11146; Photo Virgilio Liverani

Strombus pugiloides Guppy, 1873; Bowden Formation, Pliocene; Bowden Shop, Bowden, Jamaica; Bowden shell bed, outcrop opened by bulldozer; Coll. E. Robinson, P. Jung, Myrtle Haase et al., 12.5.1969;
Coll. Naturhistorisches Museum Basel loc. no. 11146; Photo Virgilio Liverani

Strombus aff. dodoneus Gardner, 1947; basal Caujarao Formation, late middle Miocene; San Rafael, 3.5 km SSW of Pueblo Cumarebo
Is the El Busco NMB loc. no. 13665, but this name is non-geographical, and is unacceptable. Small sst. outcrop among houses 100 m S of road at W end of San Rafael,Falcon,Venezuela;
Ex-coll. J., W., & F. Gibson-Smith, 1974-80; Coll. Naturhistorisches Museum Basel loc. no. 17529; Photo Virgilio Liverani

Persististrombus

Persististrombus barrigonensis (Jung & Heitz, 2001); Cerro Negro member, Cubagua Formation, lower Pliocene; North of Cerro Barrigon, Araya peninsula, Venezuela

  1. Holotype; Coll. Naturhistorisches Museum Basel no. H 17848
  2. Paratype; Coll. Naturhistorisches Museum Basel no. H 17849

Persististrombus toroensis (Jung & Heitz, 2001); Cayo Agua Formation, early Pliocene; northeast coast of Cayo Agua, Bocas del Toro, Panama

  1. Holotype; Coll. Naturhistorisches Museum Basel no. H 17865
  2. Paratype; Coll. Naturhistorisches Museum Basel no. H 17845
  1. Persististrombus insulanus (Jung & Heitz, 2001); Holotype; Escudo de Veraguas Formation, Piacenzian, middle Pliocene; Escudo de Veraguas Island, Panama; 53 mm;
    Coll. Naturhistorisches Museum Basel no. H 17842
  2. Persististrombus cf. insulanus (Jung & Heitz, 2001); Grand Bay Formation, early middle Miocene; 150m NW of Point Saint-Hilaire, Carriacou, Grenadines, Lesser Antilles; 42 mm;
    Coll. Naturhistorisches Museum Basel no. H 17846

Persististrombus sp. from Jung & Heitz, 2001

  1. Persististrombus sp. A; Mataruca Member of Caujarao Formation, late Miocene; Cementerio de Canizal, Falcón, Venezuela; 59 mm; Coll. Naturhistorisches Museum Basel no. H 17850
  2. Persististrombus sp. A; see 1; 63 mm; Coll. Naturhistorische Museum Basel no. H 17851
  3. Persististrombus sp. B; Nancy Point Formation, late Miocene; 5 km SE of Cayo Patterson, SW-coast of Valiente Peninsula, Bocas del Toro, Panama; 55 mm; Coll. Naturhistorisches Museum Basel no. H 17852

Persististrombus sp. from Jung & Heitz, 2001

  1. Persististrombus sp. C; El Porvenir beds, middle or late Miocene; 200 m south of El Porvenir and 7 km WNW of Pueblo Nuevo, Paraguaná Peninsula, Falcón, Venezuela; 44 mm;
    Coll. Naturhistorisches Museum Basel no. H 17858
  2. Persististrombus sp. D; Armuelles Formation, Pleistocene; 400 m S of Boca Quebrada Corotú, east coast of Burica Peninsula, Chiriquí, Panama; 37 mm; Coll. Naturhistorisches Museum Base no. H 17863
  3. Persististrombus sp. E; Bowder Formation, early Pliocene; Bowden, Port Morant, Jamaica; 42 mm; Coll. Naturhistorisches Museum Basel no. H 17864

Persististrombus granulatus (Swainson, 1822)

  1. Armuelles Formation, 450.000 yr, Pleistocene; 100 m S of Boca Quebrada Corotu, Burica Peninsula, Panama; 75 mm; Coll. Naturhistorisches Museum Basel no. H 17844
  2. Isla Pedro González, Archipiélago de Las Perlas, Panama; dredged in 40-45 ft; 34 mm; Ex-coll. Marcos Alvarez; Coll. Naturhistorisches Museum Basel no. H 17853, covered with Gold for Electron Scanning
  3. Armuelles Formation, 450.000 yr, Pleistocene; 100 m S of Boca Quebrada Corotu, Burica Peninsula, Panama; 32 mm; Coll. Naturhistorisches Museum Basel no. H 17843

Lobatus

  1. Lobatus fetus (Jung & Heitz, 2001); Holotype; Escudo de Veraguas Formation, Piacenzian-Gelasian, upper Pliocene; Escudo de Veraguas, Panama;

Coll. Naturhistorisches Museum Basel no. H 17854

  1. Lobatus cf. fetus (Jung & Heitz, 2001); Cayo Agua Formation, Piacenzian, upper Pliocene; Punta Piedra Roja, Cayo Agua, Bocas del Toro, Panama;

Coll. Naturhistorisches Museum no. H 17855

  1. Lobatus cf. raninus (Gmelin, 1791); Pleistocene; Champ de Tir, Port au Prince, Haiti, Hispaniola Island, Greater Antilles; Ex-coll. H.G. Kugler, 1928; Coll. Naturhistorisches Museum Basel no. H17862
  2. Lobatus raninus (Gmelin, 1791); Boca Chica Formation, Holocene; Laguna de Boca Chica, Isla Margarita, Venezuela; Coll. Naturhistorisches Museum Basel no. H 17861
  3. Lobatus cf. raninus (Gmelin, 1791); early Pleistocene; 250 m west of "The Landlock", North East coast, Barbados; Ex-coll. P. Büsser, 1978; Coll. Naturhistorisches Museum Basel no. H 17873

Lobatus aff. raninus (Gmelin, 1791); Gurabo Formation, probably early Pliocene; roadcut at K17, highway from Santiago to San José de las matas, west of bridge over Río Yaque del Norte at Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic; 77 mm; Ex-coll. H. & E. Vokes; Coll. Naturhistorisches Museum Basel no. H 17806

Lobatus galliformis (Pilsbry & Johnson, 1917); Gurabo Formation, Neogene; Cibao Valley, Río Gurabo, Dominican Republic; 106 mm; Coll. P. Jung & A. Eva, 24.1.1978;
Coll. Naturhistorisches Museum Basel loc. no. 15871; Photo Virgilio Liverani

Lobatus vokesae Landau, Kronenberg & Herbert, 2008; Gurabo Formation, late Miocene/early Pliocene; Cibao Valley, Río Gurabo, Dominican Republic; Coll. P. Jung & J. Geister, 17.3.1979
Coll. Naturhistorisches Museum Basel loc. no. 16810; Photo Virgilio Liverani

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