Guys Hill Member, Chapelton (Eocene of Jamaica)

Where: Jamaica (18.0° N, 77.0° W: paleocoordinates 16.5° N, 76.5° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Guys Hill Member (Chapelton Formation), Middle Eocene (48.6 - 37.2 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; sandstone and lignite

• Channeled, cross-bedded sandstones with larger foraminifera, oyster beds, and dispersed carbonized material and lignitic lenses.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original sporopollenin

Collection methods: bulk, chemical, mechanical, peel or thin section,

Primary reference: A. Graham. 1993. Contribution toward a Tertiary palynostratigraphy for Jamaica: The status of Tertiary paleobotanical studies in northern Latin America and preliminary analysis of the Guys Hill Member (Chapelton Formation, middle Eocene) of Jamaica. in Wright, R. M., and Rbinson, E. eds., Biostratigraphy of Jamaica: Boulder, Colorado, Geological Society of America Memoir 182 182:443-461 [E. Kowalski/E. Kowalski/E. Kowalski]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 32238: authorized by Elizabeth Kowalski, entered by Elizabeth Kowalski on 16.06.2003

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Taxonomic list

 Arecales - Arecaceae
Mauritiidites sp. van Hoeken-Klinkenberg 1964
Psilatricolporites crassus Van der Hammen and Wymstra 1964
 Myrtales - Onagraceae
Corsinipollenites sp. Nakoman 1965
 Malvales - Bombacaceae
Bombacacidites sp. Couper 1960
 Sapindales - Sapindaceae
Cupanieidites sp. Cookson and Pike 1954