Henderson Island, reef flat (Pleistocene of Pitcairn)

Also known as Reef 3906

Where: Pitcairn (24.4° S, 128.3° W: paleocoordinates 24.4° S, 128.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Middle Pleistocene (0.8 - 0.1 Ma)

• unit 2-3: 340-300 ky, unit 4: 285-275 ky (Pandolfi 1995)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• reef flat

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: T. Spencer and G. Paulay. 1989. Geology and geomorphology of Henderson Island. Atoll Research Bulletin 323:1-50 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 85105: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 27.11.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
Porites cf. mordax Dana 1846 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Agariciidae
Pavona "sp. 1" Lamarck 1801 stony coral
Pavona maldivensis Gardiner 1905 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
Psammocora ? obtusangula Lamarck 1816 stony coral
Coscinaraea columna Dana 1846 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Fungiidae
Fungia scutaria Lamarck 1801 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montastraeidae
"Montastrea "sp. 1"" = Montastraea
"Montastrea "sp. 1"" = Montastraea Blainville 1830 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
"Acropora cf. palifera" = Isopora palifera Lamarck 1816 stony coral
Acropora sp. Oken 1815 stony coral
Acropora cf. gemmifera Brook 1892 stony coral
Astreopora moretonensis Veron and Wallace 1984 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae
Pocillopora sp. Lamarck 1816 stony coral
Pocillopora "sp. 1" Lamarck 1816 stony coral
Pocillopora eydouxi Edwards and Haime 1860 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Plesiastrea cf. versipora Lamarck 1816 stony coral