Henderson Island, lagoon (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: perireef or subreef; lithified limestone

• lagoon with patch reefs

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 85106: 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
 Scleractinia - Fungiidae
Fungiidae indet. Dana 1846 stony coral
Fungia scutaria Lamarck 1801 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montastraeidae
"Montastrea "sp. 1"" = Montastraea
"Montastrea "sp. 1"" = Montastraea Blainville 1830 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Montipora sp. Blainville 1830 stony coral
Acropora sp. Oken 1815 stony coral
Acropora hyacinthus Dana 1846 stony coral
Acropora ex gr. robusta Dana 1846 stony coral
Acropora cytherea Dana 1846 stony coral
Acropora valida Dana 1846 stony coral
and/or Acropora nasuta
Astreopora moretonensis Veron and Wallace 1984 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae
Pocillopora sp. Lamarck 1816 stony coral
Pocillopora eydouxi Edwards and Haime 1860 stony coral
Pocillopora damicornis Linnaeus 1758 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
Leptoria phrygia, "Montastrea curta" = Astrea curta, "Favia stelligera" = Goniastrea stelligera, "Favia rotumana" = Dipsastraea rotumana
Leptoria phrygia Ellis and Solander 1786 stony coral
"Montastrea curta" = Astrea curta Dana 1846 stony coral
"Favia stelligera" = Goniastrea stelligera Dana 1846 stony coral
"Favia rotumana" = Dipsastraea rotumana Gardiner 1899 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Plesiastrea cf. versipora Lamarck 1816 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Mussidae
Acanthastrea ? echinata Dana 1846 stony coral
Scolymia vitiensis Brueggemann 1877 stony coral