Chainon de La Nerthe, Bouches-du-Rhone (Miocene of France)

Also known as Reef 663

Where: France (43.3° N, 5.2° E: paleocoordinates 43.3° N, 3.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Aquitanian (23.0 - 20.4 Ma)

• Age was Aquitanian-Burdigalian: Now confined to Aquitanian. Base could range into Chattian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• Overlain by red sandstones
• several biostromal or reefal sequences, up to 5-6 m thick

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: replaced with calcite

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 70315: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 21.03.2007, edited by Wolfgang Kiessling

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Corals only
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
? Alveopora sp. Blainville 1830 stony coral
Porites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
Porites pachysepta Chevalier 1961 stony coral
Porites maigensis Kühn 1925 stony coral
Porites collegniana Michelin 1842 stony coral
Goniopora girundiensis stony coral
subsp. secunda
Goniopora sp. Blainville 1830 stony coral
Goniopora globulosa Chevalier 1961 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Agariciidae
Mioseris dubia stony coral
Pavona banoensis Chevalier 1961 stony coral
Pavona longicollis Chevalier 1961 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
Siderastrea bertrandiana Michelin 1847 stony coral
Siderastrea miocenica Osasco 1896 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montastraeidae
"? Heliastreopsis dallagoi" = Montastraea, "? Phyllocoenia cf. irradians" = Montastrea irradians
"? Heliastreopsis dallagoi" = Montastraea stony coral
"? Phyllocoenia cf. irradians" = Montastrea irradians Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
Stylocoenia carryensis n. sp. Chevalier 1961 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Acropora sp. Oken 1815 stony coral
Acropora lavandulina Michelin 1840 stony coral
Acropora exarata Michelotti 1838 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae
Stylophora raristella Defrance 1826 stony coral
Pocillopora madreporacea Lamarck 1816 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Turbinaria cyathiformis de Blainville 1830 stony coral
Paleoastroides provincialis Chevalier 1961 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Rhizangiidae
"? Culicia parasitica" = Culicia parasita Michelin 1847 stony coral
Cladangia sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
Cladangia carryensis Matheron 1900 stony coral
Rhizangia martini Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 stony coral
Cryptangia sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
Caulastrea sp., Caulastrea matheroni, "Monticulastraea provincialis n. sp." = Hydnophora provincialis, "Favites (Plesiofavites) sp." = Favites, Favites mimbastensis, "Ellasmoastraea carryensis n. sp." = Favites carryensis, "Ellasmoastraea multilateralis" = Favites, "Aphrastrea tenuisepta" = Favites, "Aphrastrea sp." = Favites, Favites neglecta
Caulastrea sp. Dana 1846 stony coral
Caulastrea matheroni Chevalier 1961 stony coral
"Monticulastraea provincialis n. sp." = Hydnophora provincialis Chevalier 1962 stony coral
"Favites (Plesiofavites) sp." = Favites Link 1807 stony coral
Favites mimbastensis Chevalier 1961 stony coral
"Ellasmoastraea carryensis n. sp." = Favites carryensis Chevalier 1961 stony coral
"Ellasmoastraea multilateralis" = Favites stony coral
"Aphrastrea tenuisepta" = Favites stony coral
"Aphrastrea sp." = Favites Link 1807 stony coral
Favites neglecta Michelotti 1868 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
Nerthastraea orbignyi Chevalier 1961 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Colpophyllia multisepta Chevalier 1961 stony coral
Tarbellastraea sp. Alloiteau 1950 stony coral
Tarbellastraea profundata2 Catullo 1856 stony coral
Tarbellastraea carryensis d'Orbigny 1852 stony coral
Tarbellastraea ellisiana Defrance 1826 stony coral
Tarbellastraea chevalieri2 Bosellini 1996 stony coral
Aquitanastraea sp. Chevalier 1954 stony coral
Aquitanastraea piveteaui Chevalier 1954 stony coral
Defrancia irregularis Defrance 1826 stony coral
var. carryensis
Defrancia tamarisensis Chevalier 1961 stony coral
Favia sp. Oken 1815 stony coral
Favia beaumaderiensis Chevalier 1961 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Mussidae
Lithophyllia sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1857 stony coral
Mussismilia sp. Ortmann 1890 stony coral
Mussismilia provincialis Matheron 1900 stony coral
? Cyclomussa carryensis Matheron 1900 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Heliastraeidae
Heliastrea sp. Milne Edwards and Haime 1857 stony coral
Heliastrea nerthensis n. sp. Chevalier 1961 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Euphyllidae
Euphyllia sp. Dana 1846 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Diploastraeidae
"Thegioastraea diversiformis" = Diploastrea diversiformis, "Thegioastraea sp." = Diploastrea
"Thegioastraea diversiformis" = Diploastrea diversiformis Michelin 1842 stony coral
"Thegioastraea sp." = Diploastrea Matthai 1914 stony coral