Thomonde Formation

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Thomonde Formation
Stratigraphic range: Early-Mid Miocene
Type Formation
Underlies Rivière Gauche Formation
Location
Coordinates 18°42′N81°42′W / 18.7°N 81.7°W / 18.7; -81.7 Coordinates: 18°42′N81°42′W / 18.7°N 81.7°W / 18.7; -81.7
Approximate paleocoordinates 18°30′N70°30′W / 18.5°N 70.5°W / 18.5; -70.5
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Thomonde Formation (Haiti)

The Thomonde Formation is a geologic formation in Haiti. It preserves fossils dating back to the Early to Middle Miocene period. [1]

Haiti country in the Caribbean

Haiti, officially the Republic of Haiti and formerly called Hayti, is a country located on the island of Hispaniola, east of Cuba in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean Sea. It occupies the western three-eighths of the island, which it shares with the Dominican Republic. Haiti is 27,750 square kilometres (10,714 sq mi) in size and has an estimated 10.8 million people, making it the most populous country in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the second-most populous country in the Caribbean as a whole.

The Miocene is the first geological epoch of the Neogene Period and extends from about 23.03 to 5.333 million years ago (Ma). The Miocene was named by Charles Lyell; its name comes from the Greek words μείων and καινός and means "less recent" because it has 18% fewer modern sea invertebrates than the Pliocene. The Miocene is preceded by the Oligocene and is followed by the Pliocene.

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