Pimento Hill, Beecher Town, St. Ann parish [Swanswick Fm] (Eocene to of Jamaica)

Also known as Reef 3566; Loc. 2 (Donovan & Gordon, 1989)

Where: Jamaica (18.4° N, 77.1° W: paleocoordinates 17.1° N, 76.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Swanswick Formation (White Limestone Group), Bartonian to Bartonian (41.3 - 33.9 Ma)

• LITHOSTRATIGRAPHY: From the Swanswick Fm of the White Limestone Gp. AGE: Middle Eocene-Late Eocene; justification not given in text. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From unknown position within local section.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified limestone

• LITHOLOGY: Patch reef; limestone. LITHIFICATION: Lithification, on the basis of facies description.

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the BMNH

• COLLECTOR: Not stated in text. REPOSITORY: BMNH.

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 69727: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 05.03.2007, edited by Austin Hendy and Mark Uhen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for echinoderms. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication, with modern nomenclature, but only family-level identifications dues to preservation.
Asteroidea
 Paxillosida - Astropectinidae
Astropectinidae indet.1 Gray 1840 sea star
Echinoidea
 Spatangoida - Schizasteridae
Aguayoaster schickleri n. sp.2 Donovan and Rowe 2000 heart urchin
Caribbaster loveni2 Cotteau 1875 heart urchin
Hydrozoa
 Milleporina -
Millepora sp. fire coral
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Actinacididae
Actinacis alabamensis Vaughan 1900 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Alveopora "sp. A" Blainville 1830 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montastraeidae
Montastrea nodosa Budd et al. 1992 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
Stylocoenia "sp. A" Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 stony coral
Stylocoeniella "sp. A" Yabe and Sugiyama 1935 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae
Stylophora "sp. F" Schweigger 1819 stony coral
Pocillopora "sp. A" Lamarck 1816 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Balanophyllia clarendonensis Wells 1934 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
"? Caulastraea sp." = Caulastrea, Hydnophora variabilis
"? Caulastraea sp." = Caulastrea Dana 1846 stony coral
Hydnophora variabilis Duncan 1873 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Colpophyllia duncani Wells 1935 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Diploastraeidae
Diploastrea "sp. A" Matthai 1914 stony coral