Copoya TM-1 (Eocene of Mexico)

Also known as Reef 3369

Where: Chiapas, Mexico (16.7° N, 93.1° W: paleocoordinates 18.5° N, 83.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: San Juan Formation (La Esperanza Group), Lutetian (47.8 - 41.3 Ma)

• middle part of the formation - age given as middle Eocene - most likely Lutetian based on coll. 45920

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• thin coralline-dasycladacean algae-coral biostromes

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: S. H. Frost and R. L. Langenheim, Jr. 1974. Cenozoic Reef Biofacies. Chicago, Northern Illinois University Press 1-388 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 85735: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 14.01.2009

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Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Actinacididae
"Actinacis cf. barretti" = Actinacis barretti, "Actinacis caribiensis n. sp." = Actinacis barretti, "Goniopora copoyensis n. sp." = Actinacis barretti
"Actinacis cf. barretti" = Actinacis barretti Wells 1934 stony coral
"Actinacis caribiensis n. sp." = Actinacis barretti Wells 1934 stony coral
"Goniopora copoyensis n. sp." = Actinacis barretti Wells 1934 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Calamophylliidae
Antilloseris cantabrigiensis Vaughan 1899 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
Siderastrea (Siderastrea) scotia Wells 1945 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montastraeidae
Montastrea antilliana Wells 1945 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Astreopora (Astreopora) esperanzae n. sp. Frost and Langenheim 1974 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae
Stylophora cf. cambridgensis Wells 1934 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Rhizangiidae
Rhizangia sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
Placosmilia copoyensis n. sp. Frost and Langenheim 1974 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Columastreidae
"Haimesiastraea (Haimesiastraea) peruviana" = Haimesiastraea conferta
"Haimesiastraea (Haimesiastraea) peruviana" = Haimesiastraea conferta Vaughan 1900 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Agathiphylliidae
Pattalophyllia grumi Catullo 1852 stony coral
 Helioporacea -
Heliopora mexicanae n. sp. Frost and Langenheim 1974