Modelo Ridge (Miocene of Mexico)

Where: Chiapas, Mexico (16.8° N, 92.9° W: paleocoordinates 17.4° N, 89.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Rio Lajas Limestone Formation (Modelo Group), Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: perireef or subreef; lithified limestone and lithified, calcareous sandstone

• Porites thickets or banks and coral-algal banks

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 85798: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 16.01.2009

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Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites baracoaensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Porites trinitatis Vaughan and Hoffmeister 1926 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Agariciidae
Pavona (Pavona) trinitatis Vaughan and Hoffmeister 1926 stony coral
Pavona (Pseudocolumnastraea) modeloensis n. sp. Frost and Langenheim 1974 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
Siderastrea siderea Ellis and Solander 1786 stony coral
Coscinaraea colei n. sp. Frost and Langenheim 1974 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montastraeidae
"Montastrea limbata" = Montastrea imperatoris, "Agathiphyllia roxboroughi" = Montastraea endothecata, Montastrea tampaensis
"Montastrea limbata" = Montastrea imperatoris Vaughan 1919 stony coral
"Agathiphyllia roxboroughi" = Montastraea endothecata Duncan 1863 stony coral
Montastrea tampaensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Acropora saludensis Vaughan 1919 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Favia dominicensis Vaughan and Hoffmeister 1925 stony coral