Manthelan, Loire Basin, Indre-et-Loire (Miocene of France)

Where: France (47.1° N, 0.8° E: paleocoordinates 47.3° N, 0.5° 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 70511: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 27.03.2007

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Taxonomic list

 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
Siderastrea miocenica Osasco 1896 stony coral
var. regularis
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Acropora exarata Michelotti 1838 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Turbinaria cyathiformis de Blainville 1830 stony coral
var. turonensis
Dendrophyllia digitalis Felix 1920 stony coral
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
Astrangia manthelanensis n. sp. Chevalier 1961 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Tarbellastraea ellisiana Defrance 1826 stony coral
var. manthelanensis
Cladocora multicaulis Michelin 1842 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Columastreidae
Palaeoplesiastraea turonensis Michelin 1847 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Heliastraeidae
Heliastrea saucatsensis Chevalier 1954 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Paracyathus turonensis Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral