NMB Loc. 16921 - Rio Gurabo [Gurabo Fm] (Miocene to of Dominican Republic)

Where: Dominican Republic (19.5° N, 71.2° W: paleocoordinates 19.5° N, 70.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Rio Gurabo Formation, Late/Upper Miocene to Late/Upper Miocene (11.6 - 3.6 Ma)

• unit G8 (360-387 m), sample ca. 380 m above base

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: perireef or subreef; lithified limestone

• moderately deep marine conditions with 20-30 m water depth
• slump deposits of reefal carbonates

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. B. Saunders, P. Jung, and B. Biju-Duval. 1986. Neogene Paleontology in the Northern Dominican Republic: 1. Field Surveys, Lithology, Environment, and Age. Bulletins of American Paleontology 89(323):1-79 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 93719: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 29.01.2010

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites baracoaensis3 Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Porites macdonaldi3 Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Porites portoricensis3 Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Goniopora hilli3 Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Goniopora calhounensis3 Weisbord 1971 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montastraeidae
Montastrea cylindrica1 Duncan 1863 stony coral
"Montastrea limbata" = Montastrea imperatoris1 Vaughan 1919 stony coral
Montastrea cavernosa1 Linne 1767 stony coral
Montastrea brevis1 Duncan 1864 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Manicina grandis2 Duncan 1864 stony coral
Diploria zambensis2 Budd and Johnson 1999 stony coral