Belmont Cave

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Belmont and Drip Cave
Map showing the location of Belmont and Drip Cave
Map showing the location of Belmont and Drip Cave
Location Trelawny Parish, Jamaica
Coordinates 18°21′53″N 77°27′16″W / 18.3647897°N 77.4544716°W / 18.3647897; -77.4544716Coordinates: 18°21′53″N 77°27′16″W / 18.3647897°N 77.4544716°W / 18.3647897; -77.4544716[1]
Depth 75 metres (246 ft)[2]
Length 305 metres (1,001 ft)[2]
Entrances 2

Belmont Cave is a white limestone dry cave in the Cockpit Country of Jamaica. It is also known as Drip Cave, being a single cave with two close entrances.

Natural history[edit]

Like many caves in Jamaica, Belmont is a major bat roost. The bat guano in turn supports a large invertebrate population of troglobite cockroaches (Nelipophygus), cave crickets, flies and cave spiders, as well as being home to the frog Eleutherodactylus cundalli.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Fincham, Alan G (1997). Jamaica Underground (2nd ed. ed.). ISBN 976-640-036-9. 
  2. ^ a b c Stewart, R S (2006-06-02). "Belmont and Drip Cave". Jamaican Caves Organisation. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 

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