Carambie Cave

Carambie Cave (John Forden) is a large, relatively dry, white limestone cave in Trelawny Parish, Jamaica.[1] It is believed that it may have been used by Taíno people although no evidence of their presence has been found.[1] It does contain historical graffiti dating back to 1821.[2]

Carambie Cave
LocationTrelawny, Jamaica
Coordinates18°18′24″N 77°33′48″W
GeologyLimestone
Entrances3

Natural history

Carambie cave is home to a small roost of fruit bats as well a few other bat species.[1] There are several species of invertebrates, mostly living on the limited bat guano deposits.[1] These include some flies (mainly Neoditomyia farri) and some spiders.[1]

The cave has three entrances: Light 18°18′25″N 77°33′47″W, Dark 18°18′22″N 77°33′47″W and Back 18°18′25″N 77°33′50″W.

Fossils

A specimen of the foraminiferan Dictyoconus jontabellensis Vaughan was found in the roof of one of the entrances during the 1950s.[3]

See also

References

  1. Stewart, R S (2005-03-31). "Carambie Cave Field Notes". Jamaican Caves Organisation. Retrieved 2009-09-13.
  2. Roggy, D K (2005-03-31). "Carambie cave field notes". Jamaican Caves Organisation. Retrieved 2009-09-13.
  3. "Bulletins of American paleontology". XXXVI. Ithaca, New York: Paleontological Research Institution. 1955–1956. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
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