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Paula M. Mikkelsen pmm37 at
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Thank you Rod!

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Paula.  The volume is magnificent.  You and Alan are to be congratulated for the excellent job of writing, illustrating, and editing. Rod
Dr. Rodney M. Feldmann
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Paleontological Research Institution is proud to announce publication of Bulletins of American Paleontology, no. 377-378, "Neogene Tonnoidean Gastropods of Tropical and South America: Contributions to the Dominican Republic and Panama Paleontology Projects and Uplift of the Central American Isthmus," by A. G. Beu (550 pp., 79 pls., ISBN 978-0-87710-487-2). See the partial abstract below. The retail price is US $80.00. Please email me directly for a proforma invoice or order online at<>. Members of PRI and booksellers should contact me first to receive discount prices for this and other publications of PRI.

Abstract: The 142 species of tonnoidean gastropods recorded from the Neogene to Recent faunas of tropical America (Mexico, and a few taxa from Florida and California, south to Ecuador and Brazil) are revised, along with the 12 species of Neogene to Recent Personidae and Ranellidae occurring in Chile and Argentina. Taxa included are: (1) BURSIDAE: Bursa, 11 species, including the eastern Atlantic species B. scrobilator (Linnaeus, 1758) in the Pliocene and Pleistocene of tropical America; Aspa marginata (Gmelin, 1791), an eastern Atlantic species recorded in the Pliocene-Pleistocene of Limón, Costa Rica; Crossata, with one eastern Pacific species (California to Peru); Marsupina, five species, including M. judensis n. sp. (Miocene, Punta Judas, Costa Rica). (2) PERSONIDAE: Distorsio, 12 species, including D. biangulata n. sp and D. jungi n. sp. (both Miocene, Cantaure, Venezuela); Personopsis, one Recent species. (3) RANELLIDAE, RANELLINAE: Argobuccinum, one species; Fusitriton, three species; Halgyrineum, one species; Priene, one Chilean species; Ranella, three species, including R. chilena n. sp. (Oligocene-Miocene, Chile); Ameranella, one species. (4) RANELLIDAE, CYMATIINAE: Cabestana, one living southwestern Atlantic species; Charonia, three species; Crassicymatium crassicordatum n. gen., n. sp. (Oligocene-Miocene, Chile); Cymatium, four species; Gelagna, one species; Gutturnium, one species; Linatella, one species; Monoplex, 31 species, including M. gatunicus n. sp. (Miocene, Panama), M. jackwinorum n. sp. (Miocene, Venezuela), M. longispira n. sp. (Miocene, Dominican Republic), M. panamensis n. sp. (Miocene-Pliocene, both coasts of Panama), and two species left unnamed; Ranularia, three species; Reticutriton, five species, one left unnamed; Septa, two species, including S. landaui n. sp. (Miocene-Pliocene, Dominican Republic); Turritriton, four species; Sassia, seven species, including S. warreni n. sp.; Cymatiella, one species, C. vokesorum n. sp. (the last two both Miocene-Pliocene, Dominican Republic). (5) CASSIDAE, CASSINAE: Cassis, 12 species, including C. altispira n. sp. (Plio-Pleistocene, Dominican Republic, Atlantic Costa Rica, and Panama) and C. costulifera n. sp. (Pliocene, Atlantic Costa Rica, and Panama); Cypraecassis, six species, including C. cantaurana n. sp. (Miocene, Cantaure, Venezuela); Galeodea, one species; Sconsia, six species. (6) CASSIDAE, OOCORYTHINAE: Dalium, two species; Oocorys, one species. (7) CASSIDAE, PHALIINAE: Echinophoria, three species; Semicassis, five species. (8) TONNIDAE: Eudolium, one species; Malea, nine species, including two unnamed; Tonna, two species. Although Ficus is now included in the superfamily Ficoidea, and most tropical American Ficidae are not included here, the three Ficus species in the Dominican Republic are described in an Appendix: F. bernardi n. sp., F. gibsonsmithi n. sp., and F. lisselongata n. sp.
Neosconsia ecuadoriana Olsson, 1942 (Pliocene, Ecuador), is transferred to the family Buccinidae. The Argentinean Oligocene/Miocene species Ocenebra (?) rada (Ihering, 1907), Xymene obliteratus (Cossmann, 1899), and Urosalpinx (sensu lato) dautzenbergi (Ihering, 1897) are transferred to the family Muricidae. Ipunina vladimiri Nielsen & Frassinetti, 2008 (Litiopidae; formerly thought to be an Oocorys species), is recorded from Cantaure, Venezuela. Charonia seguenzae (Aradas & Benoit, 1870) is a fourth Recent Charonia species limited to the eastern Mediterranean Sea.
The occurrences of the atlantiphile species Linatella caudata (Gmelin, 1791) in Armuelles Formation (Early Pleistocene), Burica Peninsula, Pacific Panama, and of the paciphile species Malea ringens (Swainson, 1822) in the Moín Formation (latest Pliocene-earliest Pleistocene), Limón, Atlantic Costa Rica, indicate that a shallow seaway still allowed intermittent transport of planktotrophic molluscan larvae between the eastern Pacific and the western Atlantic during latest Pliocene-earliest Pleistocene time. For much of Late Pliocene and Early Pleistocene time, the Central American Isthmus would have alternated between a land bridge during glacial periods of low sea level and a shallow seaway during interglacial periods of high sea level, until rising above sea level permanently at around 2 Ma.

This volume should be of interest to those working on Recent gastropod faunas as well.

Please forgive cross postings.

Paula M. Mikkelsen, Ph.D.
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and Director of Publications
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