Maiella reef blocks II, Italy (Paleocene of Italy)

Also known as Reef 907

Where: Italy (42.2° N, 14.2° E: paleocoordinates 32.4° N, 12.3° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Avella Formation, Thanetian (59.2 - 56.0 Ma)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: reef, buildup or bioherm; lithified framestone

• Coral reef blocks (framestones and bindstones) up to 400 m long and 15 m high

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: peel or thin section,

Primary reference: A. Vecsei and E. Moussavian. 1997. Paleocene reefs on the Maiella Platform margin, Italy: An example of the effects of the Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary events on reefs and carbonate platforms. Facies 36:123-140 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 24270: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 04.08.2002

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Only corals decribed in detail
unclassified
  -
Ranikothalia
  -
Anomalinidae
  - Anomalinidae
Haplophragmiina
 Lituolacea - Lituolidae
Fallotella
  -
Rotaliina
 Nummulitacea - Pellatispiridae
 Nummulitacea - Discocyclinidae
 Rotaliina - Mississippinidae
Rotaliina
 Planorbulinacea - Planorbulinidae
 Acervulinacea - Acervulinidae
 Textulariina - Verneuilinidae
Gaudryina sp. d'Orbigny 1839
Kathina
  -
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Actinacididae
Actinacis barretti Wells 1934 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Poritidae
Alveopora sp. Blainville 1830 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae
Stylocoenia neutra Barta-Calmus 1973 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Acroporidae
 Scleractinia - Rhizangiidae
Rhizangia padricensis Turnsek 1998 stony coral
 Scleractinia - Faviidae
Cladocora sp. Ehrenberg 1834 stony coral
 Helioporacea -
Bryopsidophyceae
 Caulerpales - Halimedaceae
Dasycladophyceae
 Dasycladales - Dasycladaceae
 Dasycladales - Polyphysaceae
Clypeina sp. Michelin 1845
 Dasycladales -
Rhodophyceae
 Corallinales - Hapalidiaceae
 Corallinales - Corallinaceae
 Corallinales - Sporolithaceae
  - Solenoporaceae
 Cryptonemiales - Peyssonneliaceae
Peyssonneliaceae indet. Denizot 1968
End reef builders
Polystrata alba Pfender 1936
listed as Pseudolithothmnium
Foraminferea
 Miliolida - Hauerinidae
Nigriporellidae
  - Nigriporellidae