Pontlevoy, Loire Basin, Loir-et-Cher (Miocene of France)

Where: France (47.4° N, 1.3° E: paleocoordinates 47.6° N, 0.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• "Pontilevian"

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified sandstone and lithified limestone

• coarse-grained shelly sands ("faluns") and poorly consolidated skeletal carbonates, corals occur as isolated colonies without developing reef buildups

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 70510: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 27.03.2007

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Taxonomic list

 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Goniopora turonensis Chevalier 1961 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
Siderastrea sp. Blainville 1830 stony coral
Siderastrea miocenica Osasco 1896 stony coral
var. italica
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Acropora exarata Michelotti 1838 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Dendrophyllia amica Michelotti 1838 stony coral
Balanophyllia italica Michelin 1841 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Rhizangiidae
"Culicia parasitica" = Culicia parasita Michelin 1847 stony coral
Cladangia crassoramosa Michelin 1847 stony coral
Cladangia semispherica Defrance 1826 stony coral
Cryptangia woodii stony coral
var. michelini
Cryptangia reptans Chevalier 1961 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Cladocora multicaulis Michelin 1842 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Paracyathus turonensis Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral