Merignac, Bordeaux, Gironde (Miocene to of France)

Also known as Reef 3572

Where: France (44.8° N, 0.6° W: paleocoordinates 44.8° N, 2.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Aquitanian to Aquitanian (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)

• Upper Aquitanian-Lower Burdigalian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• 2 coral levels

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 70222: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 20.03.2007, edited by Mihaela Krause and Pete Wagner

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Gastropoda
 Thecosomata - Limacinidae
Heliconoides inflata2 Orbigny 1836 snail
 Thecosomata - Cavoliniidae
Vaginella depressa2 Daudin 1800 snail
 Cypraeoidea - Cypraeidae
Lyncina magnifica n. sp.3 Dolin and Lozouet 2004 cowry
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites collegniana Michelin 1842 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
Siderastrea italica Defrance 1826 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Acropora exarata Michelotti 1838 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae
Stylophora cf. raristella Defrance 1826 stony coral
Pocillopora madreporacea Lamarck 1816 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Turbinaria cyathiformis de Blainville 1830 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Rhizangiidae
"Hexastraea fromenteli" = Septastrea, Rhizangia cf. martini
"Hexastraea fromenteli" = Septastrea stony coral
Rhizangia cf. martini Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
Caulastrea matheroni Chevalier 1961 stony coral
Favites mimbastensis Chevalier 1961 stony coral
Favites neugeboreni Reuss 1871 stony coral
var. burdigalensis
"Ellasmoastraea multilateralis" = Favites stony coral
Favites neglecta Michelotti 1868 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Tarbellastraea reussiana Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 stony coral
var. echinulata
Tarbellastraea raulini Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 stony coral
Tarbellastraea carryensis1 d'Orbigny 1852 stony coral
Tarbellastraea ellisiana Defrance 1826 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Heliastraeidae
Heliastrea saucatsensis Chevalier 1954 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Diploastraeidae
"Thegioastraea miocenica" = Diploastrea miocenica, "Thegioastraea diversiformis" = Diploastrea diversiformis
"Thegioastraea miocenica" = Diploastrea miocenica Michelotti 1871 stony coral
"Thegioastraea diversiformis" = Diploastrea diversiformis Michelin 1842 stony coral