Vaughn Station 601 - Empire [Emperador Limestone] (Miocene of Panama)

Also known as Reef 2776

Where: Panama (9.1° N, 79.7° W: paleocoordinates 8.1° N, 77.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Emperador Limestone Member (Culebra Formation), Aquitanian (23.0 - 20.4 Ma)

• AGE: Early Miocene in text; direct date extrapolated from Kirby et al. (1999), =Aquitanian.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: T. W. Vaughan. 1919. Fossil corals from central America, Cuba, and Porto Rico, with an account of the American Tertiary, Pleistocene, and Recent coral reefs. Smithsonian Institution Bulletin 103:189-524 [R. Baron-Szabo/R. Baron-Szabo/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 124533: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 17.02.2012

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Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Stylinidae
Stylangia panamensis n. sp. Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
"Porites toulai n. sp." = Porites baracoaensis, Porites anguillensis, Porites (Synaraea) macdonaldi n. sp., Porites panamensis n. sp., "Goniopora clevei" = Porites portoricensis, "Porites (Synaraea) howei n. sp." = Porites portoricensis, Porites douvillei n. sp., Goniopora panamensis n. sp., Goniopora imperatoris n. sp., "Goniopora hilli n. sp." = Goniopora hilli, "Goniopora canalis n. sp." = Goniopora hilli
"Porites toulai n. sp." = Porites baracoaensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Porites anguillensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Porites (Synaraea) macdonaldi n. sp. Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Porites panamensis n. sp. Vaughan 1919 stony coral
"Goniopora clevei" = Porites portoricensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
"Porites (Synaraea) howei n. sp." = Porites portoricensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Porites douvillei n. sp. Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Goniopora panamensis n. sp. Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Goniopora imperatoris n. sp. Vaughan 1919 stony coral
"Goniopora hilli n. sp." = Goniopora hilli Vaughan 1919 stony coral
"Goniopora canalis n. sp." = Goniopora hilli Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Agariciidae
Pavona panamensis n. sp. Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montastraeidae
"Orbicella imperatoris n. sp." = Montastrea imperatoris, "Orbicella canalis n. sp." = Montastrea canalis
"Orbicella imperatoris n. sp." = Montastrea imperatoris Vaughan 1919 stony coral
"Orbicella canalis n. sp." = Montastrea canalis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Acropora saludensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Astreopora goethalsi n. sp. Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae
Stylophora macdonaldi n. sp. Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Stylophora imperatoris n. sp. Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Stylophora goethalsi n. sp. Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Stylophora canalis n. sp. Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Stylophora panamensis n. sp. Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
Goniastrea canalis n. sp. Vaughan 1919 stony coral