Loma Calixto, Camag├╝ey (Eocene of Cuba)

Where: Cuba (21.5° N, 77.3° W: paleocoordinates 21.4° N, 70.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Eocene (37.2 - 33.9 Ma)

• approx. equivalent to St. Bartholomew Limestone

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified limestone

• "fairly shallow water but not true reef-building conditions"

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. W. Wells. 1934. Eocene corals from Cuba. Bulletins of American Paleontology 20(70B):147-160 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 77046: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 18.12.2007

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
"Goniopora taberi n. sp." = Goniopora reussiana
"Goniopora taberi n. sp." = Goniopora reussiana Duncan 1865 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Agariciidae
"Trochoseris meinzeri" = Trochoseris aperta
"Trochoseris meinzeri" = Trochoseris aperta Duncan 1864 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
Astrocoenia calixtoensis n. sp. Wells 1934 stony coral
Astrocoenia incrustans Duncan 1863 stony coral
Astrocoenia nuevitasensis n. sp. Wells 1934 stony coral
Astrocoenia guantanamensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Meandrinidae
"Trochosmilia raymondi n. sp." = Rennensismilia complanata
"Trochosmilia raymondi n. sp." = Rennensismilia complanata Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
"Syzygophyllia hadleyi n. sp." = Antillia hadleyi
"Syzygophyllia hadleyi n. sp." = Antillia hadleyi Wells 1934 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Favia weisbordi n. sp. Wells 1934 stony coral
 Helioporacea -
Heliopora bennetti n. sp. Wells 1934