Puisserguier, Languedoc (Miocene of France)

Also known as Reef 970

Where: France (43.4° N, 3.0° E: paleocoordinates 43.6° N, 1.8° 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 patch 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 70319: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 21.03.2007

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Taxonomic list

 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
"? Aphrastrea lecointrei" = Favites, "Aphrastrea sp." = Favites, Favites neglecta
"? Aphrastrea lecointrei" = Favites stony coral
"Aphrastrea sp." = Favites Link 1807 stony coral
Favites neglecta Michelotti 1868 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Tarbellastraea sp. Alloiteau 1950 stony coral
Tarbellastraea cf. reussiana Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Columastreidae
Palaeoplesiastraea sp. Chevalier 1961 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Heliastraeidae
Heliastrea sp. Milne Edwards and Haime 1857 stony coral
Heliastrea oligophylla Reuss 1871 stony coral
var. major