Mitsinjo (Cretaceous of Madagascar)

Where: Mahajanga, Madagascar (15.5° S, 46.9° E: paleocoordinates 29.6° S, 38.7° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Maastrichtian (72.1 - 66.0 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 86512: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 05.02.2009

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Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
"Palaeopsammia mitsinjoensis n. sp." = Balanophyllia caulifera
"Palaeopsammia mitsinjoensis n. sp." = Balanophyllia caulifera Conrad 1847 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Oculinidae
? Oculina osiris Wanner 1902 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Guyniidae
"Sakalavicyathus collignoni n. gen. n. sp." = Palaeopsammia collignoni, "Palaeopsammia zitteli" = Palaeopsammia zitteli, "Palaeopsammia multiformis" = Palaeopsammia zitteli
"Sakalavicyathus collignoni n. gen. n. sp." = Palaeopsammia collignoni Alloiteau 1958 stony coral
"Palaeopsammia zitteli" = Palaeopsammia zitteli Vaughan 1900 stony coral
"Palaeopsammia multiformis" = Palaeopsammia zitteli Vaughan 1900 stony coral