Furtherland Farms Cow Well (Holocene of Cayman Islands)

Where: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (19.3° N, 81.1° W: paleocoordinates 19.3° N, 81.1° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: estuary or bay; unlithified, black, brown peat

• Quiet estuarine or brackish depositional environment such as a mangrove swamp or coastal lagoon
• dark brown to black, highly organic, peaty sediments

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Blair Smith, G. S. Morgan, R. & S. Franz, and J. Andresen in 1986-1987

Primary reference: G. S. Morgan, R. Franz, and R. I. Crombie. 1993. The Cuban Crocodile, Crocodylus rhombifer, from Late Quaternary Fossil Deposits on Grand Cayman. Caribbean Journal of Science 29(3-4):153-164 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 144134: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 01.05.2013, edited by Mark Uhen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Reptilia
 Crocodylia - Crocodylidae
Crocodylus rhombifer Cuvier 1807 Cuban crocodile
Partial cranial roof (UF 128128), 2 maxillae (UF 128134, 128135), 3 lacrimals (UF 128101, 128136, 128137), squamosal (UF 128138), dentary (UF 128139), 2 splenials (UF 128102, 128129), articular (UF 128140), 12 isolated teeth (UF 128111, 128141), 80 assorted postcranial elements (UF 128102-128110, 128109-128127, 128130-128133, 128142- 128159). Minimum number of individuals represented in sample is 3
Aves
 Pelecaniformes - Threskiornithidae
Eudocimus sp. Wagler 1832 ibis
Eudocimus cf. albus Linnaeus 1758 White ibis
 Passeriformes - Corvidae
Corvus nasicus Temminck 1826 Cuban crow
 Columbiformes - Columbidae
Zenaida aurita Temminck 1809 zenaida dove
"Columba leucocephala" = Patagioenas leucocephala Linnaeus 1758 white-crowned pigeon
Leptotila jamaicensis Linnaeus 1766 dove
 Cuculiformes - Cuculidae
Saurothera merlini d'Orbigny 1839 great lizard-cuckoo
Reptilia
 Squamata - Colubridae
Alsophis cantherigerus Bibron 1843 colubrid snake
 Squamata - Polychrotidae
Anolis conspersus Garman 1887 anole
 Squamata - Iguanidae
Cyclura nubila Gray 1831 rock iguana
Mammalia
 Theriamorpha - Nesophontidae
Nesophontes sp. Anthony 1916 placental
 Rodentia - Muridae
Rattus rattus Linnaeus 1758 black rat
 Rodentia - Capromyidae
Geocapromys sp. Chapman 1901 hutia
Capromys sp. Desmarest 1822 hutia