Freemans Hall (Eocene of Jamaica)

Where: Jamaica (18.3° N, 77.5° W: paleocoordinates 17.5° N, 76.1° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Stettin Member (Chapelton Formation), Ypresian (56.0 - 47.8 Ma)

Environment/lithology: limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Reposited in the BMNH

Collection methods: surface (float)

Primary reference: R. J. G. Savage, D. P. Domning, and J. G. M. Thewissen. 1994. Fossil Sirenia of the West Atlantic and Caribbean region. V. The most primitive known sirenian, Prorastomus sirenoides Owen, 1855. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 14(3):427-449 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 49874: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 29.04.2005

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Taxonomic list

 Sirenia - Prorastomidae
Prorastomus sirenoides n. gen. n. sp.
Prorastomus sirenoides n. gen. n. sp. Owen 1855 sirenian