Gibbons, 30.5 m elevation (Pleistocene of Barbados)

Where: Barbados (13.1° N, 59.5° W: paleocoordinates 13.7° N, 59.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Coral Rock Formation, Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

• Based on elevation, likely from the T-5b terrace, dated around 123 ka in Schellmann & Radtke (2004). Listed as "Pliocene Coral Rock" by Collins & Morris, following Trechmann, but the lowest terrace is now known to be Pleistocene.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: J. S. H. Collins and S. F. Morris. 1976. Tertiary and Pleistocene crabs from Barbados and Trinidad. Palaeontology 19(1):107-131 [C. Schweitzer/L. Baltzly]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 185881: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 22.05.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Carpiliidae
Carpilius corallinus Herbst 1783 crab
 Decapoda - Epialtidae
Herbstia exserta n. sp. Collins and Morris 1976 crab
 Decapoda - Majidae
"Mithrax (Mithraculus) ruber" = Mithraculus ruber, "Mithrax (Mithrax) spinosissimus" = Mithrax spinosissimus, "Mithrax (Mithrax) hispidus" = Mithrax hispidus, "Mithrax (Mithrax) caribbaeus" = Mithrax hispidus, "Mithrax (Mithrax) verrucosus" = Mithrax verrucosus
"Mithrax (Mithraculus) ruber" = Mithraculus ruber Stimpson 1871 spider crab
"Mithrax (Mithrax) spinosissimus" = Mithrax spinosissimus Lamarck 1818 spider crab
"Mithrax (Mithrax) hispidus" = Mithrax hispidus Herbst 1790 spider crab
No terrace elevation given
"Mithrax (Mithrax) caribbaeus" = Mithrax hispidus Herbst 1790 spider crab
"Mithrax (Mithrax) verrucosus" = Mithrax verrucosus Milne-Edwards 1832 spider crab