Quarante-Cruzy, Languedoc (Miocene of France)

Also known as Reef 970

Where: France (43.3° N, 3.0° E: paleocoordinates 43.5° N, 1.7° 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

• patch reefs and small bioherms

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 70410: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 22.03.2007

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Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Pecten sp. Müller 1776 scallop
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Lithophaga sp. Röding 1798 mussel
Bryozoa
  -
Bryozoa indet. Ehrenberg 1831
unclassified
  -
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
Favites neglecta Michelotti 1868 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Tarbellastraea sp. Alloiteau 1950 stony coral
Tarbellastraea reussiana Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 stony coral
Tarbellastraea raulini Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 stony coral
"Palaeoplesiastraea cf. romettensis" = Solenastrea romettensis Seguenza 1864 stony coral
Favia sp. Oken 1815 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Mussidae
Lithophyllia sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1857 stony coral
Mussismilia sp. Ortmann 1890 stony coral
Mussismilia vindobonensis Chevalier 1961 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Heliastraeidae
Heliastrea sp. Milne Edwards and Haime 1857 stony coral
Heliastrea oligophylla Reuss 1871 stony coral
Rhodophyceae
 Corallinales - Hapalidiaceae
Lithothamnion sp. Heydrich 1897