Madréporaires, Côte d'Ivoire (Paleocene of Cote D'Ivoire)

Where: Cote D'Ivoire (5.1° N, 5.0° W: paleocoordinates 1.7° S, 11.8° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Falaises de Fresco Formation, Middle Paleocene (61.7 - 58.7 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; glauconitic mixed carbonate-siliciclastic sediments

• glauconite calciteuse

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Prof. F. Tessier; reposited in the MNHN

Primary reference: S. Barta-Calmus. 1969. Études paléontologiques et géologiques sur le Falaises de Fresco (Côte d'Ivoire). Bulletin du Muséum national d'histoire naturelle 41(3):817-832 [W. Kiessling/A. Girndt/A. Girndt]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 78687: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Antje Girndt on 14.02.2008

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Balanophyllia sp. Wood 1844 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Mussidae
"Ghirobocyathus lagaensis n. gen. n. sp." = Circophyllia truncata
"Ghirobocyathus lagaensis n. gen. n. sp." = Circophyllia truncata Goldfuss 1826 stony coral
type specie
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
"Platycyathus ghiroboensis n. sp." = Deltocyathus whitei
"Platycyathus ghiroboensis n. sp." = Deltocyathus whitei Durham 1943 stony coral
Holotype
 Scleractinia - Turbinoliidae
"Frescocyathus tessieri n. gen. n. sp." = Bathycyathus piveteaui, "Frescocyathus nagagreboensis n. gen. n. sp." = Bathycyathus piveteaui, "Turbinolia frescoensis n. sp." = Turbinolia dickersoni
"Frescocyathus tessieri n. gen. n. sp." = Bathycyathus piveteaui Alloiteau and Tissier 1958 stony coral
type specie
"Frescocyathus nagagreboensis n. gen. n. sp." = Bathycyathus piveteaui Alloiteau and Tissier 1958 stony coral
Holotype
"Turbinolia frescoensis n. sp." = Turbinolia dickersoni Nomland 1916 stony coral
Holotype