Systematic and biostratigraphic significance of the American rudist bivalve durania aguilae Adkins, 1930

Simon F. Mitchell, Jose Maria Pons

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Abstract

The rudist bivalve Durania aguilae Adkins was described from the Mendez Formation in Mexico and originally attributed to the Santonian. We revise this species and show that it belongs to the genus Chiapasella Mllerried. We also recognize that Chiapasella aguilae (Adkins) is a senior synonym of Chiapasella trechmanni Mitchell and Gunter, an important biostratigraphic indicator in the late late Maastrichtian of Jamaica. Chiapasella aguilae is therefore an important late late Maastrichtian marker fossil that has been recorded from Jamaica, Mexico, and Cuba. © 2010, The Paleontological Society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)554-555
JournalJournal of Paleontology
Volume84
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2010

Keywords

  • Chiapasella aguilae
  • Cretaceous
  • Durania
  • Mendez Formation
  • Rudist bivalve

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