Sawmill Sink peat (Holocene of Bahamas)

Also known as Abaco

Where: Great Abaco Island, Bahamas (26.2° N, 77.2° W: paleocoordinates 26.2° N, 77.2° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: sinkhole; peat

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Brian Kakuk in 2004; reposited in the FLMNH

Collection methods: core, surface (in situ)

Primary reference: D. W. Steadman, R. Franz, G. S. Morgan, N. A. Albury, B. Kakuk, K. Broad, S. E. Franz, K. Tinker, M. P. Pateman, T. A. Lott, D. M. Jarzen and D. L. Dilcher. 2007. Exceptionally well preserved late Quaternary plant and vertebrate fossils from a blue hole on Abaco, The Bahamas. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104(50):19897-19902 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 144662: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 15.05.2013, edited by Evangelos Vlachos

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Chelonoidis alburyorum n. sp. Franz and Franz 2009 turtle
 Falconiformes - Falconidae
Caracara creightoni Brodkorb 1959 Creighton's caracara
 Strigiformes - Tytonidae
Tyto sp. Billberg 1828 barn owl
 Columbiformes - Columbidae
"Columba leucocephala" = Patagioenas leucocephala Linnaeus 1758 white-crowned pigeon
Zenaida aurita Temminck 1809 zenaida dove
Geotrygon chrysia Bonaparte 1855 Key West quail-dove
 Ornithurae -
Passeriformes spp. Linnaeus 1758 perching bird
 Pelecaniformes - Ardeidae
Nyctanassa violacea Linnaeus 1758 yellow-crowned night heron
 Pelecaniformes - Threskiornithidae
Eudocimus albus Linnaeus 1758 white ibis
 Accipitriformes - Accipitridae
Accipiter sp. Brisson 1760 hawk
Accipiter cooperii/gundlachii
 Accipitriformes - Pandionidae
Pandion haliaetus Linnaeus 1758 osprey
 Crocodylia - Crocodylidae
Crocodylus rhombifer Cuvier 1807 Cuban crocodile
UF 225401 and NMB.AB50
 Pinales - Pinaceae
 Arecales - Arecaceae
Arecaceae indet. von Berchtold and Presl 1820
 Poales - Poaceae
Poaceae indet. Barnhart 1895
 Cycadales - Cycadaceae
Cycadaceae indet. Persoon 1807 cycads
  - Polypodiaceae
Polypodiaceae indet. Berchtold and Presl
 Polypodiales - Pteridaceae
Pteris sp. Linnaeus
 Polypodiales -
Nephrolepis sp. Schott 1834
  - Selaginellaceae
Acrostichum sp. Linnaeus
 Rhamnales - Rosidae
cf. Vitis sp. Linnaeus grapevine
 Theales - Dilleniidae
Ilex sp. Linnaeus
 Juglandales - Hamamelidae
 Fabales - Fabaceae
Fabaceae indet. Lindley 1836
 Myrtales - Myrtaceae
Myrtaceae indet. de Jussieu 1789
Eugenia sp. Linnaeus
 Malvales -
cf. Malvales sp. Jussieu 1820
 Sapindales - Anacardiaceae
Anacardiaceae indet. Brown 1818 cashew
Schinus sp. Linnaeus cashew
 Sapindales - Sapindaceae
Sapindaceae indet. de Jussieu 1789
 Sapindales - Burseraceae
 Asterales - Asteraceae
Asteraceae indet. von Berchtold and Presl 1820