Sault biostrome, Massif de Vaucluse (Cretaceous of France)

Where: Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France (44.1° N, 5.4° E: paleocoordinates 34.2° N, 15.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Early/Lower Aptian (125.5 - 122.5 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• lense-like biostrome

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: E. Morycowa and J. P. Masse. 1998. Les scléractiniaires du Barrémien-Aptien inférieur de Provence (SE de la France) [The Barremian-Early Aptian Scleractinia from Provence (SE France)]. Géobios 31(6):725-766 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel/J. Alroy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 64075: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 31.08.2006

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Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Stylinidae
Stylina regularis Fromentel 1862 stony coral
Stylina micropora Koby 1895 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Latomeandridae
Dimorphastrea bellula3 d'Orbigny 1850 stony coral
Fungiastraea sp.3 Alloiteau 1952 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Microsolenidae
Microsolena parva3 Morycowa and Masse 2009 stony coral
Microsolena guttata3 Koby 1897 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Haplaraeidae
Meandraraea subataciana3 Reig Oriol 1992 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Rhipidogyridae
Saltocyathus urgonensis n. gen. n. sp.
Saltocyathus urgonensis n. gen. n. sp. Morycowa and Masse 1998 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Diplocoenia saltensis de Fromentel 1857 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
Clausastrea saltensis n. sp.1 Alloiteau 1960 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Eohydnophora crassa2 Fromentel 1862 stony coral
Eugyra cotteaui Fromentel 1857 stony coral