Kikai Island, 39HQ (Pleistocene of Japan)

Also known as Reef 3934

Where: Japan (28.3° N, 130.0° E: paleocoordinates 28.3° N, 130.0° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Ryukyu Group, Middle Pleistocene (0.8 - 0.1 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; limestone

• upper reef slope
• coral limestone, size of sample quadrat: 3.7 m²

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: bulk,

Primary reference: M. Humblet, Y. Iryu, and T. Nakamori. 2009. Variations in Pleistocene coral assemblages in space and time in southern and northern central Ryukyu Islands, Japan. Marine Geology 259:1-20 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 88054: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 31.03.2009

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• corals only
Anthozoa
 Zoantharia -
Scleractinia indet. Bourne 1900 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites "sp. 1" Link 1807 stony coral
massive Porites
Porites "sp. 2" Link 1807 stony coral
encrusting/platy Porites
Porites "sp. 3" Link 1807 stony coral
Porites/Montipora
 Scleractinia - Agariciidae
Agariciidae indet. Gray 1847 stony coral
Pavona ? minuta Wells 1954 stony coral
Pachyseris rugosa Lamarck 1801 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montastraeidae
Montastrea ? colemani Veron 2000 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
"Acropora palifera" = Isopora palifera Lamarck 1816 stony coral
Acropora ex gr. microphthalma Verrill 1869 stony coral
[entered as Acropora microphtalma]
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Turbinaria ? stellulata Lamarck 1816 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
Oulophyllia sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Goniastrea sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Cyphastrea sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Cyphastrea serailia Forskal 1775 stony coral
Favites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
Favites ex gr. abdita Ellis and Solander 1786 stony coral
Favites flexuosa Dana 1846 stony coral
Favites chinensis Verrill 1866 stony coral
Platygyra ex gr. daedalea Ellis and Solander 1786 stony coral
Platygyra contorta Veron 1990 stony coral
"Favia ex gr. pallida" = Dipsastraea pallida Dana 1846 stony coral
"Favia ex gr. laxa" = Dipsastraea laxa Klunzinger 1879 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Faviidae indet. Gregory 1900 stony coral
Favia sp. Oken 1815 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Mussidae
Acanthastrea sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
Lobophyllia hemprichii Ehrenberg 1834 stony coral