Bowden Formation (Pliocene of Jamaica)

Where: Jamaica (17.9° N, 76.3° W: paleocoordinates 17.9° N, 75.9° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Bowden Formation, Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• Multistratigraphy suggests 3.8-2.7 Ma

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; lithified limestone

• Environment interpreted as protected, muddy environment, perhaps associated with sea grass flats
• No details available

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: mechanical,

• Corals only

Primary reference: A. F. Budd and D. F. McNeill. 1998. Zooxanthellate scleractinian corals of the Bowden shell bed, Southeast Jamaica. Contributions to Tertiary and Quaternary Geology 35(1-4):47-62 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34539: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 08.09.2003, edited by Mihaela Krause and Mark Uhen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Gastropoda
 Thecosomata - Limacinidae
"Limacina inflata" = Heliconoides inflata1 Orbigny 1836 snail
Limacina "sp. 1"1 Bosc 1817 snail
? Limacina "sp. 2"1 Bosc 1817 snail
Limacina bulimoides1 Orbigny 1836 snail
 Thecosomata - Cavoliniidae
Cavolinia ventricosa1 Guppy 1882 snail
"Cavolinia vendryesiana" = Cavolinia marginata1 Bronn 1962 snail
"Cavolinia tridentata" = Cavolinia grandis1 Bellardi 1873 snail
Styliola subula1 Quoy and Gaimard 1827 snail
Clio aff. braidensis1 Bellardi 1873 snail
Clio pyramidata1 Linnaeus 1767 snail
Creseis ? acicula1 Rang 1828 snail
Bowdenatheca jamaicensis1 Collins 1934 snail
Diacria digitata1 Guppy 1882 snail
Diacria trispinosa1 de Blainville 1821 snail
 Pterotracheoidea - Atlantidae
Protatlanta lissa1 Woodring 1928 snail
Atlanta diamesa1 Woodring 1928 snail
Oxygyrus keraudrenii1 Lesueur 1817 snail
Actinopteri
 Beloniformes - Belonidae
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites baracoaensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Porites astreoides Lamarck 1816 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Acropora sp. Oken 1815 stony coral
Acropora sp. Z
Acropora palmata Lamarck 1816 stony coral
Acropora cervicornis Lamarck 1816 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae
Stylophora monticulosa Vaughan and Hoffmeister 1925 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Meandrinidae
Meandrina brasiliensis, "Placocyathus barretti" = Meandrina (Placocyathus) barretti, "Placocyathus costatus" = Meandrina (Placocyathus) costatus, "Placocyathus variabilis" = Meandrina (Placocyathus) variabilis, "Placocyathus alveolus" = Meandrina (Placocyathus) alveolus
Meandrina brasiliensis Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
"Placocyathus barretti" = Meandrina (Placocyathus) barretti Duncan 1863 stony coral
"Placocyathus costatus" = Meandrina (Placocyathus) costatus Duncan 1864 stony coral
"Placocyathus variabilis" = Meandrina (Placocyathus) variabilis Duncan 1864 stony coral
"Placocyathus alveolus" = Meandrina (Placocyathus) alveolus Duncan 1863 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
Antillia dentata Duncan 1864 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Thysanus excentricus Duncan 1863 stony coral
Solenastrea bournoni Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 stony coral
Manicina sp. Ehrenberg 1834 stony coral
Manicina sp. A
Manicina grandis Duncan 1864 stony coral
Manicina puntagordensis Weisbord 1968 stony coral
Manicina aff. areolata Linnaeus 1758 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Mussidae
Scolymia cubensis Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 stony coral