Cape Greco and W-Cyprus, Terra Reefs (Miocene to of Cyprus)

Also known as Reef 862

Where: Cyprus (35.0° N, 34.1° E: paleocoordinates 33.7° N, 32.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Terra Member (Pakhna Formation), Aquitanian to Aquitanian (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified framestone

• patch reefs, commonly 10 m in diameter and a few meters thick, up to 80 m thick and 500 m long at Cape Greco

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: E. J. Follows, A. H. F. Robertson, and T. P. Scoffin. 1996. Tectonic controlls on Miocene reefs and related carbonate facies in Cyprus. SEPM Concepts in Sedimentology and Paleontology 5:295-315 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 69774: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 07.03.2007, edited by Wolfgang Kiessling

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Carditida - Carditidae
Carditidae indet. Fleming 1820 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Veneridae indet. Rafinesque 1815 venus clam
 Hiatellida - Hiatellidae
"Glycimeridae indet." = Hiatellidae
"Glycimeridae indet." = Hiatellidae Gray 1824 clam
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
Voluta sp. Linnaeaus 1758 volute
 Neogastropoda - Conidae
Conus sp. Linnaeus 1758 cone shell
 Trochoidea - Trochidae
Trochus sp. Linnaeus 1758 top snail
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
 Camarodonta - Echinidae
Echinus sp. Linnaeus 1758 sea urchin
 Clavulina - Clionaidae
Entobia sp. Bronn 1838 demosponge
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
Goniopora sp. Blainville 1830 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
Siderastrea sp. Blainville 1830 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Acropora sp. Oken 1815 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae
Stylophora reussiana Montanaro-Gallitelli and Tacoli 1951 stony coral
listed as Stylophorida reussiana
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
"Goniastraea sp." = Goniastrea Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Hydnophora (Monticulastraea) provincialis Chevalier 1962 stony coral
Favites neugeboreni Reuss 1871 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Tarbellastraea carryensis d'Orbigny 1852 stony coral
Solenastrea tizeroutinensis Chevalier 1961 stony coral
Favia aquitainensis stony coral
Favia melitae Chevalier 1961 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Mussidae
Leptomussa falloti Chevalier 1961 stony coral
Lithophyllia michelotti Michelin 1841 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Heliastraeidae
Heliastrea grandis Chevalier 1961 stony coral