Santa Lucia (Miocene of Mexico)

Where: Chiapas, Mexico (17.1° N, 92.5° W: paleocoordinates 17.7° N, 88.8° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: La Quinta Formation (Simojovel Group), Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)

• equivalent to the upper Camino Carretero-lower Finca Carmitto member interval

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified wackestone and lithified sandstone

• biomicrite and calcareous sandstones

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 85793: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 15.01.2009

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites trinitatis Vaughan and Hoffmeister 1926 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montastraeidae
Montastrea tampaensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Acropora saludensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae
Stylophora granulata Duncan 1864 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
"Antillia bullbrooki" = Trachyphyllia sawkinsi
"Antillia bullbrooki" = Trachyphyllia sawkinsi Vaughan 1926 stony coral