Highgate, 104 m elevation (Pleistocene of Barbados)

Where: Barbados (13.1° N, 59.6° W: paleocoordinates 13.9° N, 59.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Coral Rock Formation, Middle Pleistocene (0.8 - 0.1 Ma)

• Based on elevation, likely from the T-11 or T-12 terrace of southern Barbados, dated to MIS 11 (or perhaps MIS 9), around 300-400 ka in Schellmann & Radtke (2004).

• 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 185882: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 22.05.2017

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Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Portunidae
"Portunus vocans" = Laleonectes vocans, "Portunus gibbesii" = Achelous gibbesii
"Portunus vocans" = Laleonectes vocans Milne-Edwards 1878 swimming crab
"Portunus gibbesii" = Achelous gibbesii Stimpson 1862 swimming crab
 Decapoda - Majidae
"Mithrax (Mithrax) spinosissimus" = Mithrax spinosissimus, "Mithrax (Mithrax) caribbaeus" = Mithrax hispidus, "Mithrax (Mithrax) hemphilli" = Mithrax hemphilli, "Mithrax (Mithrax) verrucosus" = Mithrax verrucosus
"Mithrax (Mithrax) spinosissimus" = Mithrax spinosissimus Lamarck 1818 spider crab
"Mithrax (Mithrax) caribbaeus" = Mithrax hispidus Herbst 1790 spider crab
"Mithrax (Mithrax) hemphilli" = Mithrax hemphilli Rathbun 1892 spider crab
"Mithrax (Mithrax) verrucosus" = Mithrax verrucosus Milne-Edwards 1832 spider crab