West Port Morant Harbour, locality 3 (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: shallow subtidal; lithified, shelly/skeletal packstone

• Finer grained sandstones with fewer large molluscs and stringers of bioclastic debris.

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 185032: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 06.04.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• "Most of the large balanids were collected" here
 Sessilia - Balanidae
Balanus eburneus Gould 1841 barnacle