Monforte San Giorgio, NW Peloritani Mts, NE Sicily (Miocene of Italy)

Also known as Reef 3114

Where: Italy (38.2° N, 15.4° E: paleocoordinates 37.9° N, 15.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Tortonian (11.6 - 7.2 Ma)

• Upper Tortonian

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• small 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 70495: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 26.03.2007

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Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
"Aphrastrea sp." = Favites
"Aphrastrea sp." = Favites Link 1807 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Tarbellastraea sp. Alloiteau 1950 stony coral
Tarbellastraea cf. reussiana Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 stony coral
"Tarbellastraea siciliae" = Tarbellastraea tenera Reuss 1847 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Columastreidae
Palaeoplesiastraea sp. Chevalier 1961 stony coral
Rhodophyceae
 Corallinales - Corallinaceae
Corallinaceae indet. Lamouroux 1816