La Trona, reef crest, Spain (Eocene of Spain)

Also known as Reef 688

Where: Spain (42.0° N, 2.3° E: paleocoordinates 40.2° N, 0.9° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Bartonian (41.3 - 38.0 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified, sandy packstone

• Delta/reef complexes at northern margin of South Pyrenean Foreland Basin. Reef carbonates developed on delta-lobe deposits.
• Mixed carbonate-siliciclastic packstones with red-algal crusts. Reef crest

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: G. Alvarez, P. Busquets, C. Taberner and M. M. Urquiola. 1994. Facies architecture and coral distiburion in a mid Eocene reef tract, south Pyrenean Foreland Basin (NE Spain). Courier Forschungs-Institut Senckenberg 172:249-259 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 34480: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 03.09.2003

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Scleractinia - Meandriidae
 Scleractinia - Latomeandridae
 Scleractinia - Actinacididae
Actinacis cognata Oppenheim 1901 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites sp., "Goniaraea elegans" = Goniopora elegans
Porites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
"Goniaraea elegans" = Goniopora elegans Leymerie 1846 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Agariciidae
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
"Cereiphyllia tenuis" = Cladocora tenuis
"Cereiphyllia tenuis" = Cladocora tenuis Reuss 1868 stony coral