In this paper a fossiliferous assemblage coming from Puerto Villamil (Isabela, Galápagos) is examined. The sandy sediments chiefly contain a molluscan association besides arthropod pincers, spicules of siliceous sponges, sea urchin spines, barnacle plates, rare foraminifers and abraded fragments of corals and briozoa. The mollusk assemblage represents a subtidal community associated with coral reefs and is dominated by Panamic forms. The modern aspect of this fauna and the radiometric ages till now proposed suggest a Pleistocene age for the Villamil deposits, although the presence of the extinct species Pegophysema spherica, for the first time reported from Isabela, might indicate a Pliocene age.

Fossil mollusk association from Isabela Island (Galápagos, Ecuador)

BIANUCCI, GIOVANNI;LANDINI, WALTER;RAGAINI, LUCA;
1997

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In this paper a fossiliferous assemblage coming from Puerto Villamil (Isabela, Galápagos) is examined. The sandy sediments chiefly contain a molluscan association besides arthropod pincers, spicules of siliceous sponges, sea urchin spines, barnacle plates, rare foraminifers and abraded fragments of corals and briozoa. The mollusk assemblage represents a subtidal community associated with coral reefs and is dominated by Panamic forms. The modern aspect of this fauna and the radiometric ages till now proposed suggest a Pleistocene age for the Villamil deposits, although the presence of the extinct species Pegophysema spherica, for the first time reported from Isabela, might indicate a Pliocene age.
Bianucci, Giovanni; Cantalamessa, G; Landini, Walter; Ragaini, Luca; Valleri, G.
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