Cambridge [Yellow Limestone Gp] (Eocene of Jamaica)

Where: Jamaica (18.4° N, 77.6° W: paleocoordinates 16.9° N, 76.9° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Yellow Limestone Group, Lutetian (47.8 - 41.3 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. W. Wells. 1934. Some fossil corals from the West Indies. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 83(2975):71-110 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 77035: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 17.12.2007

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Taxonomic list

 Scleractinia - Actinacididae
Actinacis barretti n. sp. Wells 1934 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
Astrocoenia jamaicaensis Wells 1934 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Dendracis cantabrigiensis Vaughan 1899 stony coral
Astreopora walli n. sp. Wells 1934 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae
Stylophora cambridgensis n. sp. Wells 1934 stony coral