Gamachot near Villandraut, Bazadais, Gironde (Miocene of France)

Also known as Reef 1986

Where: France (44.5° N, 0.4° W: paleocoordinates 44.4° N, 2.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Aquitanian (23.0 - 20.4 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• coral carpet, up to 1m thick, on soft muddy substrate in a calm environment

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. P. Chevalier. 1961. Recherches sur les Madreporaires et les formations recifales Miocenes de la Mediterranee occidentale [Miocene corals and reefs from the western Mediterranean]. Memoires de la Societe geologique de France 93:1-562 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 70074: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 16.03.2007

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites pachysepta Chevalier 1961 stony coral
Porites maigensis Kühn 1925 stony coral
Porites cf. collegniana Michelin 1842 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Cladocora gamachotensis n. sp. Chevalier 1961 stony coral