Mitchell, Simon F.; Gunter, Gavin C.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Geography and Geology
First Record of the Rudist Bivalve Mitrocaprina tschoppi (Palmer) from the Maastrichtian of Jamaica
Caribbean journal of science
Date of Publication
The large plagioptychid rudist bivalve Mitrocaprina tschoppi (Palmer) is recorded from the Guinea Corn Formation (Late Maastrichtian) of central Jamaica. This is the first record of this species outside of Cuba. M. tschoppi occurs in rhythm D6 of the Guinea Corn Formation, Macgillavryia Bed 1, together with a rudist assemblage including Praebarrettia sparcilirata (Whitfield), Macgillavryia nicholasi (Whitfield), Chiapasella trechmanni Mitchell & Gunter, Plagioptychus zansi Chubb, Titanosarcolites sp.; Titanosarcolites cf. alatus Chubb and Antillocaprina cf. occidentalis (Whitfield). The pallial canals of the Jamaican specimens are identical to the Cuban material, but the Jamaican specimens are larger (about one and a half times the size).....