Narinda (Cretaceous of Madagascar)

Where: Mahajanga, Madagascar (15.2° S, 47.7° E: paleocoordinates 29.3° S, 39.5° 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 86517: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 06.02.2009

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Taxonomic list

Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
Astrocoenia pumila stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
"Eupsammia narindensis" = Balanophyllia caulifera
"Eupsammia narindensis" = Balanophyllia caulifera Conrad 1847 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Leptocyathus hexacristatus, "Paratrochocyathus besairiei" = Trochocyathus
Leptocyathus hexacristatus Alloiteau 1936 stony coral
"Paratrochocyathus besairiei" = Trochocyathus stony coral