Russell Springs, Bainbridge (Oligocene of the United States)

Also known as Reef 3107

Where: Decatur County, Georgia (30.9° N, 84.6° W: paleocoordinates 31.1° N, 79.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Chattahoochee Formation, Chattian (28.1 - 23.0 Ma)

• basal part of Chattahoochee Formation

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• reef limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: T. W. Vaughan. 1919. Fossil corals from central America, Cuba, and Porto Rico, with an account of the American Tertiary, Pleistocene, and Recent coral reefs. Smithsonian Institution Bulletin 103:189-524 [R. Baron-Szabo/R. Baron-Szabo/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 71115: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 19.04.2007, edited by Wolfgang Kiessling

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Actinacididae
Actinacis sp. d'Orbigny 1849 stony coral
Actinacis alabamensis Vaughan 1900 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Alveopora sp. Blainville 1830 stony coral
Goniopora sp. Blainville 1830 stony coral
Goniopora decaturensis n. sp. Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
Siderastrea silecensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montastraeidae
"Orbicella bainbridgensis n. sp." = Montastrea bainbridgensis
"Orbicella bainbridgensis n. sp." = Montastrea bainbridgensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Curtoseriidae
"Mesomorpha" sp.1 Pratz 1883 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
Astrocoenia sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Astrocoenia decaturensis n. sp. Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Stylocoenia pumpellyi Vaughan 1900 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Astreopora sp. Blainville 1830 stony coral
Astreopora antiguensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae
Stylophora sp. Schweigger 1819 stony coral
Stylophora minutissima Vaughan 1900 stony coral
Stylophora silicensis n. sp.2 Weisbord 1973 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Rhizangiidae
? Astrangia sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
Favites polygonalis, "? Antillia sp." = Trachyphyllia
Favites polygonalis Duncan 1863 stony coral
"? Antillia sp." = Trachyphyllia Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Antiguastrea cellulosa Duncan 1863 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Diploastraeidae
Diploastrea crassolamellata Duncan 1863 stony coral