Besavotra (Cretaceous of Madagascar)

Where: Mahajanga, Madagascar (16.5° S, 45.6° E: paleocoordinates 40.2° S, 31.0° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Albian (113.0 - 100.5 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: J. Alloiteau. 1958. Monographie des madreporaires fossiles de Madagascar [Monograph of fossil corals from Madagascar]. Annales Geologiques de Madagascar 25:1-218 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 86505: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 05.02.2009

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Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae
Montlivaltia superficialis n. sp. Alloiteau 1958 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Eugyra besavotrensis n. sp. Alloiteau 1958 stony coral