Baccus River, Central Ranges, Trinidad (Cretaceous of Trinidad and Tobago)

Also known as Reef 2656

Where: Trinidad and Tobago (10.5° N, 61.2° W: paleocoordinates 9.3° N, 29.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Aptian (125.0 - 113.0 Ma)

• Older than Aptian Cuche Formation but still considered Aptian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified rudstone and lithified framestone

• Reefal blocks with worn fragments of corals, sponges, echinoderms, pelecypods and nerineid gastropods.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: mechanical, peel or thin section,

Primary reference: J. W. Wells. 1948. Lower Cretaceous corals from Trinidad, B. W. I. Journal of Paleontology 22(5):608-616 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 25538: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 16.09.2002

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Taxonomic list

• Only corals described
 Scleractinia - Stylinidae
Stylangia laddi Wells 1944 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Latomeandridae
"Synastrea cf. crespoi" = Fungiastraea crespoi
"Synastrea cf. crespoi" = Fungiastraea crespoi Felix 1891 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Microsolenidae
Microsolena delicatula n. sp. Wells 1948 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Calamophylliidae
? Protoseris incerta n. sp. stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae