Kikai-jima (Holocene of Japan)

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

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

• 4 Holocene reef terraces: terrace I (9030-6050 yBP), terrace II (6050-3390 yBP), terrace III (3790-2630 yBP), terrace IV (2870-1550 yBP)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; reef rocks and grainstone

• massive coral assemblage, branching/tabulate coral assemblage, sand/rubble facies (coral fragments and associated cemented and uncemented coralgal-derived grainstones and packstones), mud facies (consolidated laminated mud with associated coral rubble fragments)

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. M. Webster, P. J. Davies, and K. Konishi. 1998. Model of fringing reef development in response to progressive sea level fall over the last 7000 years (Kikai-jima, Ryukyu Islands, Japan). Coral Reefs 17:289-308 [W. Kiessling/U. Merkel]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 96956: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Uta Merkel on 15.07.2010, edited by Mihaela Krause

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Milleporina -
Millepora exaesa fire coral
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Porites lutea Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 stony coral
Porites murrayensis Vaughan 1918 stony coral
Porites cf. cylindrica Dana 1846 stony coral
Porites lichen Dana 1846 stony coral
Porites lobata Dana 1846 stony coral
Goniopora minor Crossland 1952 stony coral
Goniopora stutchburyi Wells 1955 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Agariciidae
Gardineroseris planulata Dana 1846 stony coral
Pavona varians Verrill 1864 stony coral
Pavona venosa Ehrenberg 1834 stony coral
Pavona minuta Wells 1954 stony coral
Pachyseris rugosa Lamarck 1801 stony coral
Pachyseris speciosa Dana 1846 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Siderastreidae
Psammocora superficialis Gardiner 1898 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Fungiidae
Fungia sp. Lamarck 1801 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Montastraeidae
Montastrea valenciennesii Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 stony coral
[entered as Montastrea valenciennesi]
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
Montipora sp. Blainville 1830 stony coral
Montipora venosa Ehrenberg 1834 stony coral
Montipora informis Bernard 1897 stony coral
"Acropora palifera" = Isopora palifera Lamarck 1816 stony coral
"Acropora danai" = Acropora abrotanoides Lamarck 1816 stony coral
Acropora digitifera Dana 1846 stony coral
Acropora hyacinthus Dana 1846 stony coral
Acropora monticulosa Br├╝ggemann 1879 stony coral
Acropora spicifera Dana 1846 stony coral
Acropora palmerae Wells 1954 stony coral
Acropora robusta Dana 1846 stony coral
Acropora tenuis Dana 1846 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae
Stylophora pistillata Esper 1797 stony coral
Seriatopora hystrix Dana 1846 stony coral
Pocillopora eydouxi Edwards and Haime 1860 stony coral
Pocillopora woodjonesi Vaughan 1918 stony coral
Pocillopora verrucosa Ellis and Solander 1786 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Turbinaria stellulata Lamarck 1816 stony coral
Turbinaria reniformis Bernard 1896 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Pectiniidae
Echinophyllia aspera Ellis and Solander 1786 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Merulinidae
Leptoria phrygia Ellis and Solander 1786 stony coral
"Montastrea curta" = Astrea curta Dana 1846 stony coral
Goniastrea pectinata Ehrenberg 1834 stony coral
Goniastrea edwardsi Chevalier 1971 stony coral
Goniastrea retiformis Lamarck 1816 stony coral
Hydnophora exesa Pallas 1766 stony coral
Cyphastrea microphthalma Lamarck 1816 stony coral
Cyphastrea serailia Forskal 1775 stony coral
Favites sp. Link 1807 stony coral
Favites flexuosa Dana 1846 stony coral
Favites chinensis Verrill 1866 stony coral
Favites pentagona Esper 1794 stony coral
Echinopora hirsutissima Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 stony coral
Echinopora lamellosa Esper 1795 stony coral
Echinopora gemmacea Lamarck 1816 stony coral
Echinopora pacificus Veron 1990 stony coral
Platygyra sp. Ehrenberg 1834 stony coral
Platygyra sinensis Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 stony coral
Platygyra ryukyuensis Yabe and Sugiyama 1935 stony coral
Platygyra pini Chevalier 1975 stony coral
Platygyra daedalea Ellis and Solander 1786 stony coral
Platygyra contorta Veron 1990 stony coral
"Favia favus" = Dipsastraea favus Forskal 1775 stony coral
"Favia pallida" = Dipsastraea pallida Dana 1846 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Plesiastrea versipora Lamarck 1816 stony coral
Leptastrea transversa Klunzinger 1879 stony coral
Leptastrea purpurea Dana 1846 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Mussidae
Lobophyllia corymbosa Forskal 1775 stony coral
Symphyllia recta Dana 1846 stony coral
Symphyllia radians Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Oculinidae
Galaxea fascicularis Linnaeus 1767 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Diploastraeidae
Diploastrea heliopora Lamarck 1816 stony coral
 Helioporacea -