Section 14, Block 122 (Cretaceous of the United States)

Where: Pecos County, Texas (30.7° N, 103.4° W: paleocoordinates 29.4° N, 66.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Denton Formation (Washita Group), Late/Upper Albian (105.3 - 99.6 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; limestone

• species are indicative of relatively shallow water, but, because all of the specimens are small, true reef conditions probably did not prevail

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. W. Wells. 1933. Corals of the Cretaceous of the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plains and Western Interior of the United States. Bulletins of American Paleontology 18(67):85-288 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 123322: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 18.01.2012

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Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Stylinidae
? Cyathophora olssoni n. sp. Wells 1933 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Latomeandridae
"Favoidioseris pecosensis n. sp." = Ovalastrea pecosensis
"Favoidioseris pecosensis n. sp." = Ovalastrea pecosensis Wells 1933 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
Siderastrea tuckerae n. sp. Wells 1933 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Heterocoeniidae
? Heterocoenia washitaensis n. sp. Wells 1933 stony coral