Carambie Cave

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Carambie Cave
Map showing the location of Carambie Cave
Map showing the location of Carambie Cave
Location Trelawny, Jamaica
Coordinates 18°18′24″N 77°33′48″W / 18.3065823°N 77.5634712°W / 18.3065823; -77.5634712Coordinates: 18°18′24″N 77°33′48″W / 18.3065823°N 77.5634712°W / 18.3065823; -77.5634712
Geology Limestone
Entrances 3

Carambie Cave 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]

Natural history[edit]

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 / 18.307°N 77.563°W / 18.307; -77.563, Dark 18°18′22″N 77°33′47″W / 18.306°N 77.563°W / 18.306; -77.563 and Back 18°18′25″N 77°33′50″W / 18.307°N 77.564°W / 18.307; -77.564.

Fossils[edit]

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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e 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. 

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