Duncans Quarry [Sign Fm (=Montpellier Fm)] (Miocene of Jamaica)

Where: Jamaica (18.5° N, 77.6° W: paleocoordinates 18.3° N, 76.4° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Sign Formation (White Limestone Group), Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)

• LITHOSTRATIGRAPHY: From the Sign Mbr [Fm in Donovan et al., 1993) Montpelier Fm of the White Limestone Gp. AGE: Early Miocene, on the basis of foraminiferal biostratigraphy. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: Found from beds throughout the quarry.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; poorly lithified floatstone

• LITHOLOGY: Allochthonous blocks of coral floatstones from a deep fore-reef habitat transported in the deeper-water sediments of the Montpelier Formation. LITHIFICATION: Poorly lithified, based on figured specimens.

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: T. A. Stemann. 2003. Reef corals of the White Limestone Group of Jamaica. Cainozoic Research 3(1-2):83-107 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 69729: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 05.03.2007, edited by Austin Hendy

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Taxonomic list

 Terebratulida - Terebratulidae
Tichosina cf. guppyi3 Cooper 1979
 Terebratulida - Cancellothyrididae
 Ophiurida - Ophiolepididae
? Ophiomusium sp.2 Lyman 1869 brittle star
 Paxillosida - Astropectinidae
? Astropecten sp.2 Gray 1840 sea star
 Cidaroida - Cidaridae
? Prionocidaris sp.2 Agassiz 1863 pencil urchin
 Cidaroida - Rhabdocidaridae
Histocidaris sp.2 Mortensen 1903 pencil urchin
 Camarodonta - Echinometridae
Echinometra cf. lucunter2 Linnaeus 1758 sea urchin
 Irregularia -
Spatangoida indet.2 Agassiz 1840 heart urchin
 Clypeasteroida - Clypeasteridae
? Clypeaster sp.2 Lamarck 1801 sand dollar
 Echinoneoida - Echinoneidae
Echinoneus cyclostomus2 Leske 1778 sea urchin
 Isocrinida - Isocrinidae
Isocrinus sp.2 Meyer in Agassiz 1836 Sea lily
Neocrinus cf. decorus2 Wyville Thomson 1864 Sea lily
 Isocrinida - Isselicrinidae
Diplocrinus sp.1 Doederlein 1912 Sea lily
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites macdonaldi Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Porites waylandi Foster 1986 stony coral
Goniopora imperatoris Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montastraeidae
Montastrea cylindrica Duncan 1863 stony coral
Montastrea tampaensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Montastrea endothecata Duncan 1863 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
Astrocoenia incrustans Duncan 1863 stony coral
Madracis decaseptata Weisbord 1971 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Astreopora goethalsi Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae
Stylophora granulata Duncan 1864 stony coral
Stylophora imperatoris Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Stylophora minor Duncan 1863 stony coral
Stylophora canalis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Stylophora undata Weisbord 1971 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Solenastrea bournoni Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 stony coral