Neffies, Languedoc (Miocene of France)

Also known as Reef 970

Where: France (43.5° N, 3.3° E: paleocoordinates 43.7° N, 2.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• Vindobonian (Middle Miocene-Tortonian?)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• small reefs, up to 3-4 m thick

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 70317: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 21.03.2007

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Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Tarbellastraea sp. Alloiteau 1950 stony coral
Tarbellastraea reussiana Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Mussidae
Acanthastrea cf. dausi Chevalier 1961 stony coral
Mussismilia sp. Ortmann 1890 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Heliastraeidae
Heliastrea sp. Milne Edwards and Haime 1857 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Diploastraeidae
"Thegioastraea cf. speciosa" = Diploastrea speciosa
"Thegioastraea cf. speciosa" = Diploastrea speciosa Sismonda 1871 stony coral