Christiania, Parish of Manchester [Albert Town Mbr, Chapelton Fm] (Eocene of Jamaica)

Also known as Loc. 6, 8 (Robinson, 1988)

Where: Jamaica (18.1° N, 77.5° W: paleocoordinates 16.5° N, 76.9° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Albert Town Member (Chapelton Formation), Lutetian (47.8 - 41.3 Ma)

• LITHOSTRATIGRAPHY: From the Albert Town Mbr of the Chapelton Fm, Yellow Limestone Gp, for which lithostratigraphic relationships are not discussed. AGE: Middle Eocene in text; but regarded as Lutetian by Wells (1934); justification for age not reported in text. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From unknown position within local section.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified limestone

• LITHOLOGY: Limestone. LITHIFICATION: Lithified, on the basis of facies description.

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the BMNH

• COLLECTOR: Not stated in text. REPOSITORY: BMNH.

Primary reference: J. W. Wells. 1934. Some fossil corals from the West Indies. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 83(2975):71-110 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 77041: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 18.12.2007, edited by Austin Hendy and Catalina Pimiento

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Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for corals and echinoderms. NOMENCLATURE: Authoritative publication, with modern nomenclature, and some species-resolution identifications.
Chondrichthyes
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Carcharodon sp.2 Smith 1838 white shark
Probably Carcharodon auriculatus
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Carcharias sp.2 Rafinesque 1810 sand shark
Asteroidea
 Paxillosida - Astropectinidae
Astropectinidae indet.1 Gray 1840 sea star
or Goniasteridae indet.
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
"Goniaraea christianiaensis n. sp." = Goniopora christianiaensis
"Goniaraea christianiaensis n. sp." = Goniopora christianiaensis Wells 1934 stony coral