Thil, L'Eau Blanche Valley, Gironde (Miocene of France)

Also known as Reef 3573

Where: France (44.7° N, 0.6° W: paleocoordinates 44.6° N, 2.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Aquitanian (23.0 - 20.4 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• small reefs

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 70232: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 20.03.2007

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites maigensis Kühn 1925 stony coral
Porites collegniana Michelin 1842 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
Siderastrea bertrandiana Michelin 1847 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montastraeidae
"Heliastreopsis dallagoi" = Montastraea
"Heliastreopsis dallagoi" = Montastraea stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Acropora lavandulina Michelin 1840 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae
Stylophora raristella Defrance 1826 stony coral
Pocillopora madreporacea Lamarck 1816 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Rhizangiidae
Phyllangia thilensis n. sp. Chevalier 1961 stony coral
Rhizangia martini Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
Favites neugeboreni Reuss 1871 stony coral
var. burdigalensis
Favites neuvillei Chevalier 1961 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Tarbellastraea ellisiana Defrance 1826 stony coral
Aquitanastraea pruvosti Chevalier 1954 stony coral
Defrancia irregularis Defrance 1826 stony coral
"Palaeoplesiastraea desmoulinsi" = Solenastrea desmoulinsi Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Mussidae
Aquitanophyllia grandistellae Chevalier 1961 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Heliastraeidae
Heliastrea saucatsensis Chevalier 1954 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Diploastraeidae
"Thegioastraea multisepta" = Diploastrea multisepta
"Thegioastraea multisepta" = Diploastrea multisepta Sismonda 1871 stony coral