Belleisle Mountain road, Jerusalem Inlier (Cretaceous to of Jamaica)

Where: Jamaica (18.3° N, 78.2° W: paleocoordinates 19.5° N, 68.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Jerusalem Mountain Formation, Campanian to Campanian (83.6 - 66.0 Ma)

• LITHOSTRATIGRAPHY: From the Jerusalem Mountain Fm, for which lithostratigraphic relations are not discussed. AGE: The echinoids Phyllacanthus leoni (Lambert and Sanchez Roig) and Hemiaster indicate a Campanian or Maastrichtian age. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: Shales are exposed in a low roadcut stratigraphically below the oyster limestone.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; silty shale


Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the BMNH

• COLLECTOR: Not stated in text. REPOSITORY: British Museum of Natural History.

Primary reference: S. K. Donovan, C. M. Gordon, C. J. Veltkamp and A. D. Scott. 1993. Crinoid, asteroids, and ophiuroids in the Jamaican fossil record. Geological Society of America Memoir 182:125-130 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 91196: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 10.09.2009

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Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for echinodermata. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication, with modern nomenclature, and species-resolution identifications.
 Roveacrinida - Saccocomidae
"Applinocrinus cretacea" = Applinocrinus cretaceus
"Applinocrinus cretacea" = Applinocrinus cretaceus Bather 1924 Sea lily