Daliconi FLV1.3, Vanua Balevu (Miocene of Fiji)

Where: Fiji (17.2° S, 179.0° W: paleocoordinates 17.2° S, 179.0° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Daliconi Member (Tokelau Formation), Langhian (16.0 - 13.8 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; rudstone

• intermediate to lower reef slope
• volcanic boulders incorporated into reefal rudstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: K. Bromfield. 2010. Evolutionary dynamics of Indo-Pacific reef corals throughout the Neogene 1-269 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 124831: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 24.02.2012

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Taxonomic list

 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites lutea Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
Porites arnaudi Reyes-Bonilla and Carricart-Ganivet 2000 stony coral
Goniopora cf. somaliensis Vaughan 1907 stony coral
Goniopora stutchburyi Wells 1955 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
Palauastrea ramosa Yabe and Sugiyama 1941 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Isopora "sp. A" Studer 1878 stony coral
Isopora cf. cuneata Dana 1846 stony coral
Astreopora "sp. A" Blainville 1830 stony coral
Astreopora gracilis Bernard 1896 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Turbinaria stellulata Lamarck 1816 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
Favites micropentagona Veron 2000 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Plesiastrea versipora Lamarck 1816 stony coral