Sierra de Aguilas, Mexico (Jurassic to of Mexico)

Also known as Reef 3004

Where: Chihuahua, Mexico (31.6° N, 107.7° W: paleocoordinates 26.5° N, 54.4° W)

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Oxfordian to Oxfordian (163.5 - 152.1 Ma)

• Stratigraphy only based on corals. Most likely Kimmeridgian but uncertain

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

Preservation: replaced with calcite

Primary reference: M. Reyeros de Castillo. 1974. Corales del Jurásico superior de Chihuahua. Paleontología mexicana 40:1-42 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 11287: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 01.08.2001

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Echinoidea
 Cidaroida - Paracidaridae
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Thamnasteriidae
 Scleractinia - Placophylliidae
Placophyllia chihuahuensis n. sp. stony coral
 Scleractinia - Amphiastreidae
Cladophyllia dichotoma Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Actinastreidae
Stelidioseris minima2 Fromentel 1857 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
"Complexastrea cyclops" = Haldonia cyclops1
"Complexastrea cyclops" = Haldonia cyclops1 Felix 1891 stony coral