Salemia-Calatafimi area, coral-microbial build-ups, Sicily (Miocene of Italy)

Also known as Reef 966

Where: Italy (37.8° N, 12.8° E: paleocoordinates 37.6° N, 12.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Baucina Formation, Messinian (7.2 - 5.3 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• Porites framework

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils, microfossils

Primary reference: J. P. Saint Martin, G. Conesa, and J. J. Cornee. 1996. A new type of Messinian composite microbialitic build-up (Salemi, Sicily, Italy). Sedimentary Geology 106:51-63 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 69923: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 12.03.2007

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Taxonomic list

 Acervulinacea - Acervulinidae
Acervulinidae indet. Schultze 1854
 Buliminacea - Uvigerinidae
Uvigerinidae indet. Haeckel 1894
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
Serpulidae indet. Rafinesque 1835
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
Echinoidea indet. Leske 1778 sea urchin
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
Porites cf. lobatosepta Chevalier 1961 stony coral
Porites calabricae Chevalier 1961 stony coral
Porites cf. leptoclada Reuss 1871 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
Siderastrea crenulata Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
 Corallinales - Hapalidiaceae
Melobesioideae indet. Bizzozero 1885
 Corallinales - Corallinaceae
Neogoniolithon sp. Setchell and Mason 1943
 Miliolida - Nubeculariidae
 Miliolida - Miliolidae
Miliolidae indet. Ehrenberg 1839