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Author Mitchell, Simon F.
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Springer Basel
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2015
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Earth sciences
Subject Keyword Echinoids ♦ Eocene ♦ Chapelton Formation ♦ Guys Hill Formation ♦ Jamaica ♦ Paleontology
Abstract van den Ende and Donovan (2015: “Urchins on the edge: an echinoid fauna with a mixed environmental signal from the Eocene of Jamaica” Swiss J. Palaeontol. doi: 10.1007/s13358-015-0072-3 ) describe an interesting echinoid fauna from the Guys Hill Formation of Thornton, Jamaica. Based on geological mapping, this fauna should be assigned to the Chapelton Formation and not the Guys Hill Formation. A brief review of echinoids from the Chapelton Formation, including two localities in central Jamaica indicates that geographically distinct shelf edge and lagoonal assemblages are not present. Instead, the echinoids are better interpreted as open marine and restricted marine, and their distribution explained by a large-scale transgressive–regressive cycle with a ramp-type geometry.
ISSN 16642376
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2015-05-17
Publisher Place Basel
e-ISSN 16642384
Journal Swiss Journal of Palaeontology
Volume Number 134
Issue Number 1
Page Count 2
Starting Page 143
Ending Page 144


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