Claremont [Troy Limestone] (Eocene of Jamaica)

Where: Jamaica (18.3° N, 77.1° W: paleocoordinates 17.1° N, 76.6° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Troy Limestone Formation (White Limestone Group), Late/Upper Eocene (37.2 - 33.9 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the Claremont FM, for which lithostratigraphic relations are not discussed. AGE: Late Eocene. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From unknown position within formation. LITHOSTRATIGRAPHY: Formely placed in the Claremont Fm. Replaced by Troy Limestone in Stevens (2004).

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified lithology not reported

• ENVIRONMENT: Carbonate.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Unknown. LITHIFICATION: Lithified, assumed on the basis of figured specimens.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Reposited in the BMNH

Collection methods: surface (float), surface (in situ),

• COLLECTORS: Multiple collectors. REPOSITORY: Various repositories, including NHM, Basel and the BMNH, London.

Primary reference: P. Jung. 1972. Mollusks from the White Limestone Group of Jamaica. Memorias de la VI Conferencia Geologica del Caribe - Margarita, Venezuela 465-468 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 111543: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 25.06.2011

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Exhaustive for gastropods and bivalves. NOMENCLATURE: Not and authoritative publication, with somewhat antiquated nomenclature and few species-resolution identifications.
Bivalvia
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
Corbula sp. Bruguière 1789 clam
 Pholadida - Pholadidae
Pholas sp. Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Cardiida - Chamidae
Chama sp. Linnaeus 1758 jewel box
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Sawkinsia matleyi, Cardium sp., "Cardium (Trigoniocardia) colosseum" = Trigoniocardia, Avicularium trechmanni
Cardium sp. Linnaeus 1758 cockle
"Cardium (Trigoniocardia) colosseum" = Trigoniocardia cockle
Avicularium trechmanni Cox 1941 cockle
 Lucinida - Lucinidae
"Pseudomiltha megameris" = Superlucina megameris, Fimbria cf. jamaicensis
"Pseudomiltha megameris" = Superlucina megameris Dall 1901 clam
Fimbria cf. jamaicensis Trechmann 1923 clam
Gastropoda
 Opisthobranchia - Bullidae
Bulla sp. Linnaeus 1758 snail
 Opisthobranchia - Cylichnidae
Scaphander sp. Monfort 1810 snail
 Neogastropoda - Olividae
Oliva sp. Bruguière 1789 olive snail
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus sp. Linnaeus 1758 cone shell
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
Terebellum sp. Röding 1798 true conch
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Sinum sp. Röding 1798 moon snail
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
Cypraea sp. Linnaeus 1758 cowry
 Xenophoroidea - Xenophoridae
Xenophora sp. Fischer von Waldheim 1807 carrier shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Campanilidae
Campanile sp. Fischer 1884 snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Turritella sp. Lamarck 1799 turret shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Dirocerithium sp. Woodring and Stenzel 1959 cerith snail
 Neritoidea - Neritidae
Velates sp. Montfort 1810 snail
Scaphopoda
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae
Dentalium sp. Linnaeus 1758 tusk shell