Also known as W 316 F
Where: Haiti (19.5° N, 72.7° W: paleocoordinates 17.8° N, 72.0° W)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Lutetian (47.8 - 41.3 Ma)
• Rests unconformably on volcanic rocks, probably of early of middle Mesozoic age, and has a thin but conspicuous conglomerate at its base. The Plaisance Limestone is approximately 100 m thick at its type section. Yellow limestone of Jamaica apparently of the same age as the Plaisance fauna, though more diverse. Correlated to the Claiborne Stage of the Gulf Coast and the Lutetian-Auversian stages. A Lutetian age is assigned based on faunal relationships.
• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: lithified, gray, white, yellow limestone
Size class: macrofossils
Preservation: cast, mold/impression
Collection methods: quarrying,
• Collected by W.P. Woodring and T.W. Vaughan, March 4 1921.
Primary reference: W. P. Woodring, J. S. Brown, and W.S. Burbank. 1924. Geology of the Republic of Haiti. 1-631 [A. Miller/A. Hendy]more details
Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis
PaleoDB collection 60573: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 17.05.2006
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