Paleonet: New Publication Available

Lindsey Groves lgroves at
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From: paleonet-bounces at [mailto:paleonet-bounces at] On
Behalf Of Paula M Mikkelsen
Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2009 6:49 AM
To: molluscalist at; PaleoNet; Ted Arnold
Subject: Paleonet: New Publication Available


Paleontological Research Institution is proud to announce publication of
a new issue in Bulletins of American Paleontology.

Neogene Paleontology of the Northern Dominican Republic. 23. Strombid
Gastropods (Genera Strombus and Lobatus; Mollusca: Gastropoda:
Strombidae) of the Cibao Valley, by James Robert Freiheit and Dana H.
Geary, Bulletins of American Paleontology no. 376 (56 pp., 9 pls., ISBN
978-0-87710-486-5, softcover), US $40.00, available after 5 May 2009.
Abstract. Gastropods of the family Strombidae are well-known and
important constituents of modern tropical marine communities. The
biology of several modern species has been thoroughly investigated due
to their economic value as a human food resource. Unlike many
gastropods, strombids undergo pseudo-determinate growth; they therefore
present intriguing possibilities for investigation of size-related
patterns of change. Unfortunately, they also display a wide degree of
intraspecific morphologic variation, making reliable determination of
species identity difficult. In this paper, we examine members of this
family from the late Miocene and early Pliocene deposits of the Cibao
Valley, located in the northwestern portion of the Dominican Republic on
the Caribbean island of Hispaniola. After brief descriptions of the
general geologic setting of the Cibao Valley and the biology of modern
strombids, we delineate the observed geographic and stratigraphic ranges
for species of Strombus and Lobatus in the Cibao Valley. At least 11
species of strombids have been reported from the Dominican Republic.
Based on the high degree of intraspecific morphologic variation common
in these genera and upon examination of individual specimens, we
synonomize several older names and recognize only five species in two
genera from the Cibao sequence: S. bifrons, S. proximus, L. haitensis,
L. galliformis, and L. dominator. We describe some aspects of strombid
paleoecology and summarize spatiotemporal patterns of distribution.
Differences exist between modern strombid populations and our
collections of Miocene Dominican ones; strombids of the Cibao Valley are
in general smaller and appear to have occupied somewhat different
habitats than those of their modern relatives.

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Bulletins of American Paleontology is one of North America's oldest
still-publishing monographic series. Print and electronic subscriptions
of two issues per year are available to individuals and institutions.
Please inquire at publications at or at the address

Paula M. Mikkelsen
Paula M. Mikkelsen, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Science
and Director of Publications
Paleontological Research Institution
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