Branched coral facies, Anguilla (Miocene to of Anguilla)

Also known as Reef 642

Where: Anguilla (18.2° N, 63.1° W: paleocoordinates 18.1° N, 61.9° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Anguilla Formation, Burdigalian to Burdigalian (20.4 - 11.6 Ma)

• Most likely late early Miocene, based on Sr isotopes, forams and ostracods

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

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: replaced with calcite

Collection methods: Only corals described

Primary reference: A. F. Budd, K.G. Johnson, and J.C. Edwards. 1995. Caribbean reef coral diversity during the Early to Middle Miocene: an Example from the Anguilla Formation. Coral Reefs 14(2):109-117 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 22971: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 05.07.2002

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites baracoaensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Porites macdonaldi Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Porites waylandi Foster 1986 stony coral
Porites portoricensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Goniopora imperatoris Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Goniopora hilli Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Agariciidae
Leptoseris anguillensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
Siderastrea conferta Duncan 1863 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montastraeidae
Montastrea imperatoris Vaughan 1919 stony coral
"Montastrea canalis" = Montastraea endothecata Duncan 1863 stony coral
Montastrea tampaensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Montastrea endothecata Duncan 1863 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
Stephanocoenia duncani Foster 1987 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Acropora saludensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae
Stylophora imperatoris Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
"Antillophyllia sawkinsi" = Trachyphyllia sawkinsi
"Antillophyllia sawkinsi" = Trachyphyllia sawkinsi Vaughan 1926 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Agathiphyllia hilli Vaughan 1919 stony coral