Bowden Formation, fishes (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

Primary reference: G. L. Stringer. 1998. Otolith-based fishes form the Bowden Shell Bed (Pliocene) of Jamaica: Systematics and Palaeoecology. Contributions to Tertiary and Quaternary Geology 35(1-4):147-160 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 186673: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 29.06.2017, edited by Patricia Holroyd

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Actinopteri
 Anguilliformes - Heterenchelyidae
Pythonichthys sp. Poey 1868 eel
 Anguilliformes - Congridae
Paraconger sp. Kanazawa 1961 conger eel
"Ariosoma balearica" = Ariosoma balearicum Delaroche 1809 conger eel
Rhechias tysanochila Reid 1934 conger eel
Gnathophis sp. Kaup 1860 conger eel
 Albuliformes - Albulidae
Albula sp. Gronow 1763 bonefish
 Scorpaeniformes - Triglidae
Prionotus cf. carolinus Linnaeus 1771 sea robin
 Stomiatiformes - Sternoptychidae
Polyipnus sp. Günther 1887
Valenciennellus sp. Jordan and Evermann 1895
 Beryciformes - Anomalopidae
Phthanophaneron sp. Johnson and Rosenblatt 1998
 Beloniformes - Belonidae
 Beloniformes - Hemiramphidae
Hyporhamphus sp. Gill 1860
 Atheriniformes - Atherinidae
Atherinomorus stipes Müller and Troschel 1848 silverside
 Acanthomorphata - Opistognathidae
 Mugiliformes - Mugilidae
Mugil sp. Linnaeus 1758
 Acanthomorphata - Sphyraenidae
Sphyraena sp. Walbaum 1792 barracuda
 Pleuronectiformes - Bothidae
 Pleuronectiformes - Pleuronectidae
 Pleuronectiformes - Cynoglossidae
Cynoglossidae indet. Jordan 1963 flatfish
 Pleuronectiformes - Paralichthyidae
Citharichthys sp. Bleeker 1862 flatfish
 Pleuronectiformes - Soleidae
 Kurtiformes - Apogonidae
Apogon sp. Lacépède 1802 Cardinalfish
sp. 1-4
 Ophidiiformes - Carapidae
Carapus sp. Rafinesque 1810
Echiodon sp. Thompson 1837
 Ophidiiformes - Ophididae
 Ophidiiformes - Ophidiidae
Otophidium robinsi Nolf and Stringer 1992
Otophidium robustum Nolf and Stringer 1992
Lepophidium latesulcatum Nolf and Stringer 1992
 Batrachoidiformes - Batrachoididae
Porichthys sp. Girard 1854 toadfish
 Perciformes - Serranidae
Diplectrum sp. Holbrook 1855 sand perch
 Perciformes - Bathyclupeidae
Bathyclupea sp. Alcock 1891 perch-like fish
 Perciformes - Scorpaenidae
Scorpaenidae indet. Risso 1827 perch-like fish
 Perciformes - Gobioidei
Gobiidae indet. Bonaparte 1832 goby
 Acanthomorphata - Gerreidae
cf. Moharra sp. Poey 1875
Eucinostomus sp. Baird and Girard 1855
 Acanthomorphata - Haemulidae
Haemulon sp. Cuvier 1829
 Acanthomorphata - Lutjanidae
Pristipomoides sp. Bleeker 1852
 Acanthomorphata - Sciaenidae
Protosciaena trewavasae Chao and Miller 1975
 Acanthomorphata - Acropomatidae
 Holocentriformes - Holocentridae
Holocentrus sp. Gronovius 1763
 Gadiformes - Gadidae
Gadiculus labiatus Schubert 1905
 Gadiformes - Bregmacerotidae
Bregmaceros sp. Thompson 1840
 Myctophiformes -
Myctophum sp. Rafinesque 1810
Hygophum sp. Bolin 1939
Hygophum aff. benoiti Cocco 1838 Benoit's lanternfish
 Myctophiformes - Myctophidae
Lobianchia sp. Gatt 1904 lanternfish
Diaphus sp. Eigenmann 1890 lanternfish
Diaphus brachycephalus Taning 1928 lanternfish
 Clupeiformes - Clupeoidei
 Siluriformes - Ariidae
Plotosus sp. Bloch 1794 Ariid catfish