Blower's Gully, north of Bridgetown (Pleistocene of Barbados)

Where: Barbados (13.2° N, 59.6° W: paleocoordinates 13.2° N, 59.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• Said to be "Pliocene Coral Rock" but this is based on Trechmann's assumption that the lowest deposits were Pliocene. The lowest terrace is now known to be late Pleistocene (MIS 5), around 125 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 185883: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 22.05.2017

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Majidae
"Mithrax (Mithrax) spinosissimus" = Mithrax spinosissimus
"Mithrax (Mithrax) spinosissimus" = Mithrax spinosissimus Lamarck 1818 spider crab