Canoe Bay, Caribbean Sea (Pleistocene of Jamaica)

Also known as Reef 3815

Where: Saint Thomas, Jamaica (17.9° N, 76.3° W: paleocoordinates 17.9° N, 76.3° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Port Morant Formation, Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

• 132 +/- 7 kyr, isotope substage 5e

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; framestone

• part of a fossil fringing reef
• coral framestone-boundstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Fossils are deposited in the Geology Museum, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica (numbers preceded by UWI GM)

Primary reference: S. F. Mitchell, R. K. Pickerill, and T. A. Stemann. 2001. The Port Morant Formation (Upper Pleistocene, Jamaica): high resolution sedimentology and paleoenvironmental analysis of a mixed carbonate clastic lagoonal succession. Sedimentary Geology 144:291-306 [W. Kiessling/A. Girndt]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 82858: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Antje Girndt on 03.08.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Gastropoda
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
"Strombus gigas" = Lobatus gigas
"Strombus gigas" = Lobatus gigas Linnaeus 1758 true conch
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
Porites furcata Lamarck 1816 stony coral
Porites astreoides Lamarck 1816 stony coral
Porites divaricata Lesueur 1820 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Agariciidae
"Undaria agaricites" = Agaricia agaricites, "Undaria crassa" = Agaricia agaricites
"Undaria agaricites" = Agaricia agaricites Linnaeus 1758 stony coral
"Undaria crassa" = Agaricia agaricites Linnaeus 1758 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
Siderastrea radians Pallas 1766 stony coral
Siderastrea siderea Ellis and Solander 1786 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pachyphyllidae
Dichocoenia stokesi Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montastraeidae
"Montastrea annularis" = Montastrea imperatoris Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Montastrea cavernosa Linne 1767 stony coral
Montastraea faveolata Ellis and Solander 1786 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Acropora palmata Lamarck 1816 stony coral
abundant
 Scleractinia - Meandrinidae
Eusmilia fastigiata Pallas 1766 stony coral
Meandrina sp. Lamarck 1801 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Colpophyllia natans Houttuyn 1772 stony coral
"Diploria strigosa" = Pseudodiploria strigosa Dana 1846 stony coral
Favia fragum Esper 1795 stony coral
Manicina areolata Linnaeus 1758 stony coral
Diploria labyrinthiformis Linnaeus 1758 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Mussidae
Mycetophyllia ferox Wells 1973 stony coral
Mycetophyllia lamarckiana Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Scolymia cubensis Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 stony coral
Mussa angulosa Pallas 1766 stony coral
 Ichnofossils -
Thalassinoides sp. Ehrenberg 1944