Tantzu (Pliocene to of Taiwan)

Where: Taiwan (22.0° N, 120.8° E: paleocoordinates 22.1° N, 120.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Maanshan Formation, Pliocene to Pliocene (5.3 - 0.8 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: deep-water; poorly lithified mudstone and poorly lithified siltstone

• deep water 300-500 m, maybe submarine canyon
• dark-grey semi-consolidated mudstone to siltstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: C. H. Hu. 1987. Unusual fossil corals from Hengchun Peninsula, southern Taiwan. Memoir of the Geological Society of China 8:31-48 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 89259: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 13.05.2009, edited by Matthew Clapham

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Terebratulida - Dallinidae
Campages furcifera Hedley 1905
 Terebratulida - Terebrataliidae
Terebratalia coreanica Adams and Reeve 1850
 Terebratulida - Cancellothyrididae
 Scleractinia - Micrabaciidae
Stephanophyllia hexaflora n. sp. Hu 1987 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Fungiidae
Fungia palella stony coral
subsp. bernensis
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
Palauastrea sp. Yabe and Sugiyama 1941 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Heteropsammia michelini Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
var. formosus
Balanophyllia formosana n. sp. Hu 1987 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae
Heterocyathus elongatus n. sp. Hu 1987 stony coral
"Ceratotrochus (Conotrochus) typus" = Conotrochus stony coral
n. subsp. formosus
Caryophyllia (Premocyathus) ceratoconus n. sp. Hu 1987 stony coral
Stephanocyathus (Odontocyathus) spiniger Marenzeller 1888 stony coral
Goniocorella glanulosa n. sp. Hu 1987 stony coral
Deltocyathus (Deltocyathus) taiwanicus n. sp. Hu 1987 stony coral
Lophelia tenui stony coral
 Scleractinia - Flabellidae
Flabellum sp. Lesson 1831 stony coral
Flabellum circulum n. sp. Hu 1987 stony coral
Flabellum transversale Moseley 1881 stony coral
Flabellum elongatum n. sp. Hu 1987 stony coral