Locality 2, Hughes Bay (Oligocene of Antigua and Barbuda)

Where: Antigua and Barbuda (17.1° N, 61.7° W: paleocoordinates 16.3° N, 60.8° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Long Bay Member (Antigua Formation), Chattian (28.1 - 23.0 Ma)

• The Hughes Bay locality "is apparently stratigraphically lower than locality 1 (Hughes Point). A number of faults do occur in this area, however, and the stratigraphic relationships are unknown. Decapod from middle of bed 1.

Environment/lithology: lithified, shelly/skeletal, calcareous sandstone

• Fine-grained, straw-colored sandstone with conglomeratic lenses of bioclasts.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by S.K. Donovan; reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: J. S. H. Collins and S. K. Donovan. 1995. A New Species of Necronectes (Decapoda) from the Upper Oligocene of Anitgua. Caribbean of Journal of Earth Science 31(1-2):122-127 [C. Schweitzer/L. Baltzly]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 185029: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 06.04.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Decapoda - Portunidae
Necronectes summus Collins and Donovan 1995 swimming crab
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Clypeasteroida - Clypeasteridae
Clypeaster sp. Lamarck 1801 sand dollar