Olesa de Bonesvalls, Penedes Valley, Catalonia (Miocene to of Spain)

Also known as Reef 1999

Where: Spain (41.3° N, 1.9° E: paleocoordinates 41.5° N, 0.4° 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 reef, 5-6 m thick, 1.5 km long, 600 m wide

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 70414: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 22.03.2007

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

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
Mussismilia vindobonensis Chevalier 1961 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
Heliastrea mellahica Gregory 1906 stony coral
Rhodophyceae
 Corallinales - Hapalidiaceae
Lithothamnion sp. Heydrich 1897