SW Lorca Basin, Murcia (Miocene to of Spain)

Also known as Reef 649

Where: Spain (37.7° N, 1.7° W: paleocoordinates 37.8° N, 2.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Tortonian to Tortonian (11.6 - 5.3 Ma)

• Middle Tortonian-Early Messinian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• sigmoid reefs (up to 15 m thick and 40-50 m in length), carpets and patch-reefs (0.5-1 m thick), Tarbellastraea bioherms (0.5-5 m thick) developed in 4 units

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: E. Vennin, J. M. Rouchy, C. Chaix, M. M. Blanc-Valleron, A. Caruso and V. Rommevau. 2004. Paleoecological constraints on reef-coral morphologies in the Tortonian-Early Messinian of the Lorca Basin, SE Spain. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 213:163-185 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 70515: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 27.03.2007

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Taxonomic list

 Sabellida - Serpulidae
Serpulidae indet. Rafinesque 1835
Bivalvia indet. Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Lithophaga sp. Röding 1798 mussel
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
 Vermetoidea - Vermetidae
Vermetidae indet. Rafinesque 1815 worm shell
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
Echinoidea indet. Leske 1778 sea urchin
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
Porites collegniana Michelin 1842 stony coral
Porites arenosa Esper 1797 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Tarbellastraea sp. Alloiteau 1950 stony coral
Tarbellastraea reussiana Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Mussidae
"Acanthastraea sp." = Acanthastrea
"Acanthastraea sp." = Acanthastrea Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
 Corallinales - Hapalidiaceae
Lithothamnion sp. Heydrich 1897
 Corallinales - Corallinaceae
Spongites sp. Kützing 1841
Lithoporella sp. Foslie 1909
 Corallinales - Sporolithaceae
Sporolithon sp. Heydrich 1897