L'Eau Bourde Valley, Pessac area, Gironde (Miocene of France)

Also known as Reef 3573

Where: France (44.8° N, 0.6° W: paleocoordinates 44.7° N, 2.7° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Aquitanian (23.0 - 20.4 Ma)

• Upper Aquitanian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: perireef or subreef; lithified, sandy limestone

• shallow sub-reef facies

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 70241: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 20.03.2007

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Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
? Platycoenia tarbellensis Chevalier 1961 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Acropora lavandulina Michelin 1840 stony coral
Acropora exarata Michelotti 1838 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae
Stylophora parvistella Chevalier 1961 stony coral
Stylophora thirsiformis Michelotti 1847 stony coral
Stylophora raristella Defrance 1826 stony coral
Pocillopora cf. madreporacea Lamarck 1816 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Turbinaria cyathiformis de Blainville 1830 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Rhizangiidae
Rhizangia martini Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
Caulastrea cf. matheroni Chevalier 1961 stony coral
Favites neugeboreni Reuss 1871 stony coral
var. burdigalensis
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Tarbellastraea ellisiana Defrance 1826 stony coral
Tarbellastraea aquitaniensis Chevalier 1961 stony coral
Favia aquitaniensis Chevalier 1961 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Heliastraeidae
Heliastrea saucatsensis Chevalier 1954 stony coral