West Port Morant Harbour, locality 2 (Pleistocene of Jamaica)

Where: Jamaica (17.9° N, 76.3° W: paleocoordinates 17.9° N, 76.3° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

• Mitchell et al. (2000) obtained electron spin resonance measurements from corals in the Port Morant Formation on the southeast side of Port Morant Harbour that indicate deposition was during latest Oxygen Isotope Stage 6 to, probably, earliest Oxygen Isotope Stage 5e, that is, last interglacial.

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

• "fossil reef"
• Sandstone rich in mollusc debris between large (diameter c. 0.5 m) heads of the scleractinian corals

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Repository: Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum, Leiden (RGM)

Primary reference: J. S. H. Collins, S. K. Donovan, and T. A. Stemann. 2009. Fossil Crustacea of the Late Pleistocene Port Morant Formation, west Port Morant Harbour, southeastern Jamaica. Scripta Geologica 138:23-53 [W. Kiessling/M. Krause]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 185030: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 06.04.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• "yielded the large carapace of Carpilius corallinus"
 Decapoda - Carpiliidae
Carpilius corallinus Herbst 1783 crab
 Scleractinia - Montastraeidae
Montastraea cavernosa Linnaeus 1767 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
"Montastraea annularis" = Orbicella annularis
"Montastraea annularis" = Orbicella annularis Ellis and Solander 1876 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
"Diploria strigosa" = Pseudodiploria strigosa
"Diploria strigosa" = Pseudodiploria strigosa Dana 1846 stony coral