Papiol, Penedes Valley, Catalonia (Miocene to of Spain)

Also known as Reef 1999

Where: Spain (41.4° N, 2.0° E: paleocoordinates 41.6° N, 0.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Burdigalian to Burdigalian (20.4 - 13.8 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• coral bioherm, 5-20 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 70411: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 22.03.2007

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Taxonomic list

Polychaeta
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
Serpulidae indet. Rafinesque 1835
Bivalvia
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Pecten sp. Müller 1776 scallop
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Lithophaga sp. Röding 1798 mussel
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
Favites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Tarbellastraea sp. Alloiteau 1950 stony coral
Tarbellastraea reussiana Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 stony coral
Solenastrea sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
"Palaeoplesiastraea cf. romettensis" = Solenastrea romettensis Seguenza 1864 stony coral
Favia cf. corollaris Reuss 1871 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Mussidae
? Lithophyllia sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1857 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Heliastraeidae
Heliastrea oligophylla Reuss 1871 stony coral
Heliastrea cf. oligophylla Reuss 1871 stony coral
var. major
Heliastrea mellahica Gregory 1906 stony coral
Rhodophyceae
 Corallinales - Hapalidiaceae
Lithothamnion sp. Heydrich 1897